windows 10 – Google Chrome unloads discrete GPU memory – causes initial lag (around 1-2 seconds) when start scrolling

Ever since I switched chrome graphics settings to gtx1060 from Intel HD 630 on my laptop (in nvidia control panel) I had this lag when trying to scroll page after around 30 seconds of idling.

Win10 task manager shows that lag happens after gpu unloads memory (only chrome is running on discrete gpu). When I start scrolling gpu takes a couple of seconds to start using vram (around 0.1~0.2GB) and only then unfreezes.

Disabling everything in chrome://flags didn’t help.

Turning on high-performance in windows settings didn’t help either.

Running on integrated graphics helps, but it’s a worse option (for a laptop that always works on AC plug).

NVidia driver: 445.87

Here’s my chrome://gpu features:

Graphics Feature Status
Canvas: Hardware accelerated
Flash: Hardware accelerated
Flash Stage3D: Hardware accelerated
Flash Stage3D Baseline profile: Hardware accelerated
Compositing: Hardware accelerated
Multiple Raster Threads: Enabled
Out-of-process Rasterization: Hardware accelerated
OpenGL: Enabled
Hardware Protected Video Decode: Unavailable
Rasterization: Hardware accelerated
Skia Renderer: Enabled
Video Decode: Hardware accelerated
Vulkan: Disabled
WebGL: Hardware accelerated
WebGL2: Hardware accelerated

boot – Ubuntu specific RAM issues – chrome crashing and memtest86 freezing


I’m running 4x8GB sticks of corsair vengeance LPX RAM, a 5700xt and an r5 3600x.

I just installed ubuntu 20.04 a week ago to dual-boot with windows and I’ve been having RAM-related problems. Google chrome pages have been crashing with the aw, snap error: SIGSEGV. Chrome will also completely crash if I have too many tabs open. I ran memtest86 from the ubuntu boot menu and it freezes at 16% on the first pass when I have all my ram in and 35% when only 2 sticks are in (doesn’t seem to matter which two sticks or which DIMM slots, either). I’ve yet to be able to get past 2 seconds into a memtest86 test.

I don’t have these issues when I run windows as the OS and the Windows Memory Diagnostic didn’t return any errors. It seems like the issues come when I try to access more than a certain amount of RAM in Ubuntu but I’m not sure.

The command free -m shows the amount of memory i’d expect.

Does anyone have any thoughts? I’ve tried installing PPA drivers for my GPU and had a look at the latency timings for my RAM in the UEFI but no luck.


highlight – How to Stop Chrome From Highlighting Things I Click On?

Today Google Chrome has decided to do this annoying new thing where, on many sites, when I click on a box that I can type in it surrounds the text box in a black outline with a bit of white around the edge. It’s doing the same thing for drop down menus as well, placing a box around any option I move my mouse over with the inside highlighted blue. Check boxes are also much more blue than they used the be.

How do I stop chrome from doing this? Is there a setting in the flags that I need to disable or in the settings somewhere?

9.0 pie – Google Chrome and picture reenabling and reinstalling without authorization or interaction?

As somebody really wary of Google in general, the first thing I did on my phone was to disable Chrome and Google Pictures, and replaced them by apps from F-Droid

For a few days now, I’ve seen them reappear in my app drawer, and with careful observation, the play store seems to be re-enabling and reinstalling them by itself when checking if updates are available.

Uninstalling and disabling them again just kick the can down to the next repository upgrade.

This question talk about google chrome, but do not give an explanation for google pictures.

Auto updates are disabled, android 9.

firefox – How can I run this script in Chrome on Android?

I want to run this script from the search bar to be able to inspect items on Android and it will move the console without leaving the page
This is the script:
  javascript: (function () {var script = document. createElement (‘script’); script. src = “”; document. body. appendChild (script); script. onload = function () {eruda. init ()}}) ();

  I remove the IIfe wrapper and it still doesn’t work

  Does anyone know what to do?

  I leave the github repository here:

chrome for android – WhatsApp Built in Scanner Won’t Work

I have spent 2 days reading everything on the web concerning this issue and trying all the solutions suggested, with no success.

The problem:

When I try to connect to to WhatsApp Web, the QR will show on the screen, but the phone will not read it. It seems its not even trying to read it, because I don’t see the process line I used to see running up and down the scanner (though I have re-installed WhatsApp, so maybe the new version simply does not have that line, I don’t know).

Relevant Information:

I am using Chrome, and my phone is a Samsung Galaxy S7 with Android 8.0.0.
I have been using Whatsapp Web successfully for nearly a year with the same laptop, same browser, same phone. Once in every 2-3 months I get disconnecte/logged out from the web version, so I set it up again (the usual way, reading the QR code and everything) without any problem, so its not like I am holding it wrong or something like that. I got disconnected again 2 days ago and cant set it up since.

The problem started after I reset my Chrome browser to clean all extensions and add ons (because I had 3 google accounts and 2 chrome profiles and I wanted to go down to having only one Chrome Profile linked to my main Google Account.During this clean-up process all favorites and add ons got lost, which is OK, because I wanted to start fresh, but it seems logical that the problem I am now facing with whatsapp web has something to do with that (or at least – that this is the reason why I got disconnected in the first place.

Here’s what I checked/tried so far:

  1. My internet connection is fine and the speed is normal for both phone and laptop.
  2. The QR code and phone camera are fine – I had no problem reading the QR code with 3rd party scanners (not the one within whatsapp) – It worked within less than a second.
  3. I cleared cookies and browsing data on Chrome – didnt help.
  4. I installed Edge and Tried with that browser (just for the test, I dont like it) – It didn’t work.
  5. I rebooted both laptop and phone – didn’t work.
  6. I un-installed and re-installed whatsapp on my phone – didn’t work.
  7. I’ve checked whether there are any updates to my phone software. There are none. It is up to date.
  8. I ran Avast on my PC, and than installed Restoro and ran it too – with no impact.
  9. I made the QR code larger to 175% as some suggested (though I didnt expect it to work because like I said, I’ve done it many times before without having to enlarge the QR).
  10. My phone screen is not too small, I see the “OK, got it” button. Like I said, using the same phone I used before without any problems.
  11. I thought maybe there is a conflict between the 3rd party QR scanner (which I downloaded recently) and the one within whatsapp, so I un-installed the 3rd party = didnt help (again I remind you that the other qr scanner had no problem reading the code so its not a camera issue).
  12. I read that some people found out that the whatsapp scanner does not work with wifi so I turned off wifi on the phone to use the cellular network – did not work. turned it on again – didn’t work. switched plane mode on and off again – did not work.
  13. (Added) Cleared the cache of the camera app – no impact.

I do not wish to use an Android emulator on my laptop, which I understand is a workaround.
I really love Whatsapp web, hate to type on the phone. I am just about to give up.

Anyone? Anything? i will be forever in your debt 🙂