Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Mac + Chrome + Facebook + Writing a Message = Crash

For the last couple of weeks, I couldn't write multi-line messages in Facebook on Google Chrome on Mac OS X. Some other web sites also had this problem. If I persisted in trying too much, then the browser tab would crash.

I solved this by deleting my Google Chrome Profile. I did it as follows:

1) I closed Google Chrome

2) I opened Terminal, by typing Terminal into Spotlight, and opening the "Top Hit".

3) In Terminal I typed the following (use copy + paste):

rm -rf ~/Library/Application\ Support/Google/Chrome/

4) I pressed the enter key

It took several seconds to complete. Once it finished, I opened Google Chrome, and it acted like it was opened for the first time. Facebook now lets me enter multi-line messages without crashing.

 

3 comments:

  1. Any reason to not use the finder to delete the file?

    /slappo

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  2. Hey Slappo,

    No reason except that in Mac OS X 10.6 (Lion), Library doesn't show in the Finder by default.

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