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Google Chrome Bugs

by Chrome Blog on September 3, 2008

Here is a list of current bug with the Google Chrome Browser:

Google Sites and Product Issues

Spreadsheets – When you click in one cell, it sometimes focuses on another cell above it. This problem seems most prevalent after doing copy and paste. Close and reload the spreadsheet. This usually resolves the issue.

Docs – Comments don’t work as expected. Pressing Ctrl+M doesn’t insert a comment. When you use the menu to insert a comment and start typing, your text is outside the comment. Use the menu to insert a comment. Click inside the comment to focus it before typing.

Calendar – The day is scrolled up to midnight after you edit an event. We know about this and don’t currently have a fix.

Calendar – If you create an all day event between Friday and Sunday, the event will be one day longer than intended. We know about this and don’t currently have a fix.

Docs – ‘Also editing now’ message redraws multiple times when you scroll. The Docs team will try to work around this in a future release; the real bug is in the WebKit open source project and has not been fixed, yet.

Functionality Issues
The English (US) dictionary is installed by default for all languages. To use another dictionary, choose one from ‘Under the Hood’ tab in Google Chrome options. It will automatically download the next time you enter text in an editable area. This issue will be resolved in an upcoming release.

‘Find in page’ sometimes fails to find entries on very long pages and in editable text areas. We know about this and don’t currently have a fix.

Hardware Issues
Sometimes your laptop won’t go to sleep when Google Chrome is running. Close Google Chrome before closing the lid or putting your laptop to sleep.

Network Issues
Error responses from some proxies are truncated. When an error message is loaded, the explanatory text that follows is abruptly cut off. We know about this and don’t currently have a fix.

Google Chrome doesn’t honor the ‘bypass proxies for these addresses’ list in the Windows’ Internet Options control panel. We know about this and don’t currently have a fix.

Performing searches take a long time, and I see “Resolving proxy…” in the lower-left of the window.
This can occur when your proxy settings are set to “Automatically detect.” To change this setting, go to Tools > Options > “Under the hood” in Google Chrome, and click “Change proxy settings.” Then click “LAN settings” in the new window, and un-check “Automatically detect.” You may need to restart your computer for the settings to take effect.

Google Chrome does not support SSL client authentication. We know about this and don’t currently have a fix.

Plugins Issues
Scrolling is delayed on pages with a lot of plugins (e.g. embedded video or flash). We know about this and don’t currently have a fix.

‘An additional plugin is required to display some elements on this page’. This message appears when you need a plugin but Google Chrome cannot tell what plugin is needed. We’re working on making this a better experience.

Site Display Issues
Unable to remove an entry from Most Visited list. Deleting your history and all the other entries in Most Visited is the only way to fix this right now.

When you open an RSS feed or xml file, it only shows the raw XML data. Use View Source to see the data with better formatting.

Google Chrome’s fixed width font is tiny on some sites. We know about this and don’t currently have a fix.

You can read and report Chrome Bugs here

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1 istealyourmoney 09.05.08 at 5:46 am

The “text area frames” on my site are reproduced by Chrome in incorrect sizes. Mainly Chrome makes the text area frames too big and sometimes it adds some width to them also… see http://www.istealyourmoney.com/MAP.html

Also Chrome takes a long time to play the embeded sound file on my title page.

2 Durk 09.05.08 at 2:30 pm

Youtube is causing chrome to crash. A flash upgrade to the beta version works though. Also sometimes text seems to disapear in case of a line break.

3 flu 09.06.08 at 8:54 am

my scroll bar on my hp laptop scrolls down just fine but won’t scroll up. have to use the keyboard or and external mouse to scroll up.

but this thing is fast!!

i can’t wait for extensions and stuff

4 Pedro Abreu 09.06.08 at 9:33 am

Sometimes the cursor becames invisible when I open a context menu.

5 sam 09.07.08 at 11:42 am

when you search for a string in the webpage chrome does not check the strings if they are inside a texbox

6 John Danskin 09.08.08 at 6:52 pm

When using chrome at a forum I use a lot: http://bmwquebec.ca/forum/index.php

I get logged out after 30 minutes or so (could be a little faster or slower. I’m not timing it). With IE, firefox and safari I stay logged in forever, which is what I want. I can’t find any option to control this. Searching, I found one other person experiencing this problem. It’s a little hard to get useful results from a search for “forum” and “log out”.

7 vineet nair 09.10.08 at 7:17 am

When you click on X on the main Chrome window all the open tabs close. You do not get a warning message that this will close all tabs.

8 Chrome Blog 09.11.08 at 1:13 am

John – I’m not facing this problem with vBulletin and Chrome, and i haven’t encountered anyone else either (we are running vBulletin) and everyone stays logged in.

It’s either a problem with that particular sites cookie handling, or if it’s happening with Chrome on all forums you visit it’s likely a configuration problem specific to your PC. Have you tried other forums? Try logging in to our forums and see if it does the same thing.

Vineet – Yes i agree, a confirmation should be displayed all tabs will be shut down with a Yes/No

9 Dan 09.17.08 at 7:43 pm

I have the same problem with not staying logged in. Not just with forums, but with Livejournal, Facebook, Myspace (had logout issues in FF too), even my own WordPress install. No idea what’s causing it.

10 Paulus 09.19.08 at 9:39 am

For anyone who wishes to fix not being able to scroll up using certain mouse pads, I have released a patcher. You can download it here:

Just run chrome_patch.exe. It will patch chrome.dll to fix the issue.

11 Michael 09.19.08 at 7:38 pm

I am finding a problem the last few days with Chrome keeping me logged in. I can log into a site with Tab A (for example.) I then choose a link on Tab A and select “open in a new tab.” The new tab is frequently NOT receiving the log-in information from Tab A, resulting in a lot of pages saying “page not available, please log in.” Specific programs this works with are Google’s gadgets site, as well as Blackboard distance school software.

12 Michael 09.19.08 at 7:48 pm
13 William 09.20.08 at 12:59 am


This gives no response from the Google browser whereas it does work with all other Mozilla browsers.

Any suggestions or workaround?

14 zv 09.22.08 at 3:36 am

Scrolling with mousewheel over flash element causes freeze.

15 ntr 09.25.08 at 8:00 am

when opening options.. the chrome crashes and restart.. any fix?

16 sesha sai ram p 10.04.08 at 10:47 pm

the web page in chrome doesnt scroll up when i use the scroll bar of my touch pad where as this works perfect when i use an external mouse….and also add to it scroll down is perfect…..i hope u people come up with a solution for this

17 Travis Brown 10.05.08 at 9:31 pm

Just a small issue…

I submited a search on my own site here: http://www.cottontech.com/search/inventory.php

let’s say: “1 2 3”
and submit.

I get 53000 odd products. I then edit the text, after the 2, so it will read “1 2.5 3”, but does it? No!
It instead reads “1 2.5″. It overwrites the text (by the looks of it), instead of moving the ” 3″ sideways.

BUT, if you were to re-submit the query, you would see it has in fact submitted “1 2.5 3″.
The same happens if you were to change tabs, then go back, the” 3″ magically re-appears at the end, where it should be!?!

I’m about to try it on safari (same rendering engine) to see if that’s the issue… but weird hey?

18 Dark Dude 10.25.08 at 6:38 pm

My machine appears to never be inactive when running Chrome. For example, it never standbys after the time limit of inactivity passes, and on Windows Live Messenger, my status never sets to Away, even when I leave it for an hour (I have it set to go Away if I’m not there for 20 minutes).

19 Tramadol_unjunkPap 10.26.08 at 11:27 am

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20 sorin negulescu 11.06.08 at 3:40 am

Chrome does not set the correct hotspot of cursors on pages.
E.g.: http://www.silvanovahunting.ro/
In other browsers the cursor wors fine.

21 Kevin 11.13.08 at 9:13 am

I notice this bug mainly after visiting tribalwars.net … it takes a while to occur but is excessively annoying when it does. After an unknown amount of clicking or page switching my keyboard becomes french … not the keys themselves but the output.

] = ç
‘ = è
/ = é
[a = â

When I type in outlook its fine so I know that it is not across my computer. Also when I close down all instances of google chrome I have open and restart them the keyboard is back to normal.

22 Jan 12.14.08 at 6:57 am

I´ve got the same problem. All special keys like @ () / ° etc. are wrong. I do think on my laptop the keyboard changes not to French but to English instead of defeault US International.

How comes?

23 Bhagat Singh 04.30.09 at 2:23 pm

I am using google Chrome and I have found that it is not working for DOJO code, here is reference:

-Note- Please copy the above link and open in Firefox, it will work as expected.

Aslo problem in opening pdf files in google chrome. Hoping these problems will get fixed soon. Otherwise it is excellent browser.


24 djmose 05.20.09 at 9:35 pm

I am having the French keyboard issue as well. Very annoying while trying to type an email address as all at symbols come out as “.

here are the shift keys across the top:

to the right of p:

to the right of L: :` (I had to hit the space to get the accent to show there…)

to the right of M: ‘.É


25 Anthony Sapien 05.26.09 at 1:58 am

When I press the Back button on the side of my Logitech G9 mouse, Chrome goes back twice.

26 Nathan Forester 06.29.09 at 3:54 pm

It often backs up multiple pages for me as well, with a single click of the back button. Very annoying. Is there a patch?

27 Binkie 07.19.09 at 8:21 pm

Yes, the back button doesn’t work right and it’s freaking annoying. Example: Log out of Yahoo e-mail and there are five news stories. Click one, read it, click “back” — here IE would go back to the list of stories (logical) but Chrome goes back too far and you can’t get back to that page unless you log in & out again (LAME).
Same on eBay – do a search, click a listing, and click back. Does it go back to the search results? NOPE. It goes back to a search you did earlier. WTF? LAME.
For this reason I have to remember to use IE when I need a functional browser and Chrome when I need more speed – which is pretty much never. I just want to get away from IE. I guess FireFox is the way to go after all?

28 Mitch 07.21.09 at 2:44 pm

I’m having this same issue with pressing the back button. One click takes me back 2-6 pages, instead of back 1 page. I’m gonna research this and if I can’t find a solution, looks like damn IE has taken it’s grip on me again. I don’t mind waiting an extra .5 seconds for a page to load in IE if it means I can shuffle back and forth properly.

If anyone knows a fix to this please post!!! Google doesn’t even seem to acknowledge this problem despite the amount of complaints I’ve been reading about it. It’s freeware though, so whatever

29 spinol 11.20.09 at 4:12 am

I am using Chrome for Linux When i am on http://www.google.be/ I can not type a “Alt Gr” “@ “- character in the Google-search box !!!!! Neither can I type this same characters “Alt Gr” “@ ” in this “leave a comment”-box!!! Only in the upper search box I can use “Alt Gr” characters! So I had to use Firefox on Linux to report this bug… Would love to see this fixed in Chrome.

30 Olivier 11.30.09 at 5:50 am

Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone experiences the same problem with the Yes/No buttons with Chrome. On some websites when having to confirm I get redirected to a simple webpage with 2 buttons, one Yes and one No. When trying to click either one the browser does NOT react ?!!?

Is this a known bug?

thanks in advance!

31 surendra 12.14.09 at 11:24 am

please send me the full version of internet explorar 7 to my e-mail address

32 dhilip 03.10.10 at 7:19 am

Have you programmed your browser to crash for every 10 minutes.God! Its crashing all the time.I must quit using Chrome!,,l,, chrome!

33 Martin 07.30.10 at 4:00 pm

well, sometimes chrome doesn´t react on click, I just have tio click 2-3 more times to get on … I know it´s its bug, ´cause I don´t experience it in any other software or game .. It´s like it freezes …
But I like GoogleChrome anyway 🙂

34 George Jensen 01.03.11 at 7:53 pm

I was using chrome. I went to the Pepsi site, there was background music, I didn’t like it so I closed that tab; the music kept on playing. went back to the pepsi site – music playing DOUBLE; found the on/off for the music but it only stopped one instance! music continued till i shut down chrome. i removed chrome, re-downloaded and rebooted and the music is still there!

Can anyone please tell me how to get rid of the annoying pepsi music? please email me the solution.

35 Glacier 04.16.11 at 8:14 am

Damn, chrome is my favorite browser but if it keeps fuckin’ up I’m gonna ave to go back to firefox. I can’t even get on FB via chrome.

36 cgoofies 04.02.15 at 6:43 pm

When I type the first words in the Chrome Search Bar, I can type about 10 letters or so, and then they disappear Then I can keep the page open and retype them and they work fine.This is annoying, any ideas how to fix this?.

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