Google Chrome issues with Windows 10/8/7

Google Chrome browser combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology that makes browsing faster, safer and easier. While the experience is great, there can be some instances of few issues that may arise while using Chrome. This post takes about some of the problems you may face while using Chrome browser on Windows 10, and ways to resolve the issues.

Google Chrome problems and solutions

In most cases, resetting Chrome browser settings to default may help you, but if it does not, see these solutions for specific Chrome problems.

1] Touch Screen Not Working when using Chrome

For some tablet users, following an upgrade to Windows 10, touchscreen stopped functioning in Chrome. It works fine in Windows stock browser, but the problem persists with Chrome in Windows 10. Pretty odd, since, touch screen works well for the first week or so after upgrading to Windows 10, but fails to respond a few days later. To solve this problem,

Go to the chrome://flags page

Search for Enable Touch Events flag.

Select Enable from the drop-down list.

Restart Chrome.

Google Chrome problems and solutions

2] Chrome does not start, after Windows 10 Upgrade

The primary cause for this problem are files that are not removed during the upgrade or re-installation. So, in the first place, uninstall Chrome and the remove all the residual junk using any free junk cleaner utility like CCleaner and install Google Chrome again.

3] Google Chrome running slow

If Chrome browser is running slow for you, disable Hardware Acceleration and see if it helps. Disabling the Hardware Acceleration feature may improve the situation. Here is how to disable Hardware Acceleration on Chrome:

Go to Settings.

Click Show Advanced Settings.

Under System, clear “Use hardware acceleration when available”.

Restart Chrome.

Google chrome issues

This visual guide on how to Speed Up Google Chrome may interest you.

4] Font changes in Chrome after upgrading to Windows 10

If strange fonts start appearing on webpages following Windows 10 upgrade, try this!

Go to the chrome://flags page.

Enable the Disable DirectWrite flag.

Disable Direct

Restart Chrome.

See this post if Google Chrome is Freezing or Crashing, and this one if you often see a Aw, Snap! error message in Google Chrome browser.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

One Comment

  1. Dan

    I’m one with a goofy Chrome problem: whether on Windows 10 or Linux Mint, on new Dells or originally Windows 7 Acers, all 64 bit, the current and last three stable versions of Chrome browser (tested 32 and 64 bit) result in Google and other sites persistently telling me “We’ve detected that you’re using an outdated version…”; ‘Browserleaks’ and ‘Browserscope’ say that every such Chrome I visit them with is version 17, despite like right now all saying version 47.0.2526.80m in each browser. No malware(s) or re-directors found, no help Google forums. Any way to fix this at least in Windows 10? ( I might’ve noted this happens even when affected browsers are uninstalled, all caches/keys/files/profiles removed with devices restarted before re-installing, and then even with no-addon “vanilla” re-installations.)

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