Google Chrome / Chromium Browsers and Ubuntu Natty

Frank McCormick beacon at
Wed Aug 24 13:30:24 UTC 2011

On 24/08/11 07:34 AM, Amichai Rotman wrote:
> Hey all,
> I have a problem with both Google Web browsers: Google Chrome and Chromium
> I want to use Chromium for my work (Google Apps) and Google Chrome for
> my personal profile.
> All was well until two, three weeks ago. Suddenly I cannot close
> individual tabs - the little red X at the top isn't responding when I
> hover over it. I have to right click the tab title and choose 'Close
> Tab' from the context menu. It happens on both browsers. Toggling the
> 'System bar and borders' option under the Personal Stuff preferences tab
> did not help.
> I am guessing it has something to do with Compiz / Emerald / Unity -
> every time I login to a session, the very firs thing i have to do is
> right click the Fusion icon and choose 'Reload Window Manager', else, I
> cannot interact with the Unity panel indicators (Dropbox,Virtualbox etc.).
> Also, when i setup Google Account Sync, every time I start the browser
> (again - both) or open a new tab, it takes it about 30-40 seconds(!) to
> load the first page (set up for the 'New Tab' window.
> BTW, I tried both Google Chrome Stable and Unstable. Unstable is faster
> and doesn't have the address bar lookup bug, but still has the
> aforementioned problems...
> I am using an nVidia GForce 8400 GS Graphics adapter with the latest
> (nvidia-current) drivers.
> Is it related to Natty not being an LTS version?
> I happen to like Unity, and it seems Natty is faster (probably due to
> it's Kernel), so I'd like to fix this, rather than reverting to 10.04.

   It's not Compiz or Unity or Emerald AFAIK. If you check out the 
Google Chrome groups, you'll find a lot of people with the same problem 
and others...such as not being able to use sync. I guess Google people 
are working on it.


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