I’ve been using Chrome for over a year now and really like it except for the
last three or four weeks. The home page won’t load when I first open the browser. I’ll
close it and open it again and the home page loads and everything’s fine. The
home page always loads on the second try, but never the first. It’s not a big
deal, but it sure is irritating. Any ideas?
In this excerpt from
Answercast #58, I look at a few steps that can help resolve problems in a
browser that is not opening correctly.
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Why doesn’t the page load?
I have exactly two ideas. One is fairly simple.
The first thing I would have you do is to clear the cache in the browser.
That’s in the Option settings. You may have to go to
Advanced to actually see the option to clear the cache that
Chrome has stored on your computer’s hard drive.
The reason I say that is – the cache (a bad cache, a corrupted cache, a full
cache, just a confused cache) can cause pretty bizarre behavior in almost any
of the browsers.
So it’s one of those very quick first things to try. Clear the cache,
restart the browser, and see what happens. It may very well be that this could
clear up the problem.
The other thing that I would try… Well, let me insert a third…
Check your extensions
Another thing that I would try would be to take a look at the extensions that you
have installed in Chrome. See if disabling any, some, or all of them makes this
problem go away.
Extensions can interfere with various things in your browser. The kinds of
extensions that come to mind are things like anti-malware tools that are trying
to parse or protect you from the web pages that you visit as you’re visiting
Take a look at the extensions, take a look at the add-ons, and see if
disabling the add-ons that you have installed makes this problem go away.
Uninstall and reinstall
Finally, the solution that has perhaps the most work behind it is: I’d
uninstall and reinstall Chrome. Without knowing specifically what’s causing
this problem, getting Chrome to reconfigure itself from scratch by
reinstalling is the last thing that I would try in an attempt to resolve this
Since it’s such a massive step, you may elect to just live with it. But
ultimately, that would be the last thing that I’d try just in the hopes that
there is some kind of an issue with a misconfiguration that somehow, for some
reason, is getting in the way of what Chrome’s doing when it’s loading your home
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