Chrome has been running slower and slower on this Ubuntu Linux desktop and it was driving me nuts. Any complex website would turn the entire browser into molasses.
Today, I find a post from December of 2015 about a bug in hardware acceleration. With updates every couple of years saying, “Yup, it’s still a problem.”
Here we are in 2023 and it fixed my issues!
Step 1: Open this in your Chrome Address Bar:
chrome://settings/?search=hardware or go to Settings -> System
Use hardware acceleration when available slide this to off.
Step 3: Restart Chrome.
Here’s a link to the original thread with pictures for those visual learners.