Thanks for starting this thread @Maxmars. I'm glad to see tech issues on the front page of ATS; not to mention this explains yesterday's outage.
For those interested. Chrome is
considered the best out there, bugs & all, though MS is really trying to get folks over to IE 10, which reminds
me I should take a peak to see what MS is up to. Source on browser info: lmgtfy.com...
As for optimizing Chrome here are few helpful settings in your start-up programs menu (of course, some folks won't have all of these, and by default
Google makes all its programs start-up when your computer does to "optimized" the Google experience... which translates to slowing your machine down):
Find & disable
on start up:
1. Chromium (an OS project that aims to build an operating system)
2. Google update
3. 13BFXXX38E255XX0605943FEB2XXD8431346CAXX._service_run (Chrome auto start, your number string will look different but you get the idea)
4. GoogleDriveSync (Google docs, ect...)
5. MusicManager (Google music...)
Basically if you see Google anywhere in your start up programs menu, turn it off. Same goes with Apple. Both drain machine resources and are not
needed for normal use until you touch them.
If you're feeling randy and want to start shutting down all sorts of other programs be **careful**. You can break your machine for a bit if you shut
off the wrong program.
To check what's safe to turn off in your start up menu, go here: www.file.net...
or conversely just type the program name into Google search;
enough websites will return info on the program to determine it its safe to shut off.
ETA: For those less tech savvy, to shut off Sync (the problem child program) go the upper right of Chrome to "Customize & control Google Chrome"/click
it/a new web page opens/ on that page up top, click "Disconnect your Google Account." Done.
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