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#1 chrisj1968

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 06:44

Ok, I am using Chrome and every now and then, I get chrome crashing on me. However very seldom. I notice that under taskmanager that according to the number of tabs I have open, the instances of *chrome.exe*32 equals the tabs open.

 

is there a reason for this first?

 

I remember long ago asking, probably around the chrome version 14 through 16 timeframe that, this feature of having so many instances is to prevent a bad tab from crashing chrome as a whole.

 

I get chrome to crash maybe once every 4-6 months.

 

is it uncommon for all of chrome to crash due to multiple instances?

 

Thanks.




#2 articuno1au

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 06:57

Yes, it's to ensure that if a tab crashes, the entire browser doesn't come down.

 

(As you said on the next line..)

 

I would say multiple instances increases the chances that Chrome will crash, but far more likely is that an addon is causing a bad interaction and that's what is bringing the browser down.

 

Addons run in the main Chrome thread, thus meaning the addons can cause the entire browser to crash.



#3 OP chrisj1968

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 07:01

well that's good. I have uninstalled most of my addons by now.