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    Default Chrome black screen fix

    Here's a fix for those of you dealing with the annoying chrome "black screen". This issue crops up for some when chrome doesn't properly refresh open tabs or when chrome sits in the background for some period of time. For me, I'd get a black screen in as little as two or three minutes of inactivity. The problem started when chrome updated itself a few months ago.

    Anyway, here's the fix:

    Go to chrome:// flags and scroll to Delegated Renderer (AKA Übercompositor) then switch it from default to enabled

    I don't take credit for the fix. I found it only after becoming very annoyed by it and was determined to find a fix.
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    Default Re: Chrome black screen fix

    I've also noticed if you just scroll really fast it is a temporary fix. Not fast actually... just scroll any amount and the screen comes right back.

    Agreed that it is annoying and I am going to do this fix, but the other is a temporary thing I have been doing.
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    Thanks for sharing. I just found another user who has this problem.

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    Can anyone else confirm that this is a work a round. Its not I dont trust you. I just want to know if anyone else is having good results

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    Default Re: Chrome black screen fix

    I pulled the fix from a 7 page Google groups thread. Everyone that said they tried it reported it worked for them.
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    Ok. I will give it a try. I will let u know if it works for me

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    So far it's working. Thanks for posting. this was really getting frustrating

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    Default Re: Chrome black screen fix

    Sorry, should have referenced the original thread in my first post. . Fix was posted on page six of the thread.

    Glad the fix worked for you. I've seen no side effects from the change.
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    Working so far for me also
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    My black screen was solid. I couldn't see Chrome to navigate.

    1. Went to Application Manager in phone settings
    2. killed running chrome
    3. restarted and it asked me to sign in and was fine.
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    Default Re: Chrome black screen fix

    Thanks! It worked.
    Using a Galaxy Tab 3 with Android 4.1.2
    Last edited by elGuil; 04-04-2014 at 12:16 PM. Reason: device details

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