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Old 27. May 2010, 07:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Jojoyee has a thread on extensions, but maybe we could have one just on the basics for those migrating from other browsers?

My question to start off:

How can one stop a page from loading other than by closing the tab, or is that the preferred way in Chrome?
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Old 27. May 2010, 08:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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How can one stop a page from loading other than by closing the tab, or is that the preferred way in Chrome?
Press the "x" sign to the right of the address bar (aka Omnibox) while a page is loading... if I understand you correctly.
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Press the "x" sign to the right of the address bar (aka Omnibox) while a page is loading... if I understand you correctly.
Thanks! That's it. Now I know where to look .
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Old 27. May 2010, 05:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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New complaint:
Sometimes, "resolving host" appears in the taskbar, the relevant page doesn't load, and an error message appears.

The Google help forum has quite a few complaints on this but no one clear solution.

The most common suggestion seems to require turning off DNS-prefetching. That seems to work for some but not for others, self included.

Any ideas?
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New complaint:
Sometimes, "resolving host" appears in the taskbar, the relevant page doesn't load, and an error message appears.

The Google help forum has quite a few complaints on this but no one clear solution.

The most common suggestion seems to require turning off DNS-prefetching. That seems to work for some but not for others, self included.

Any ideas?
There's one entry reported to have this problem with Chrome, Firefox and IE and he switched to OpenDNS to solve the problem.

Since using Chrome, I've not encountered this issue. My DNS-prefetching is always set on to improve page load performance, and I don't use OpenDNS either. Someone who has insight might share more with us here.
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There's one entry reported to have this problem with Chrome, Firefox and IE and he switched to OpenDNS to solve the problem.

Since using Chrome, I've not encountered this issue. My DNS-prefetching is always set on to improve page load performance, and I don't use OpenDNS either. Someone who has insight might share more with us here.
If you look here, you'll find more than one entry . with the last being as recent as Apr 2010. (The link you gave relates to 2008.)
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Thanks for the link vasa1. This issue seems to be quite long lasting. Some suggest disabling DNS prefetch, some suggest using OpenDNS, or reset routers....

Is there a firm solution? Interested to find one.

My experience is like this: if I browse a site and it stops responding (either due to resolving host or any other reasons), I will browse another site to see if it's responding. If it's normal, then I will think that it's more of a server problem including downtime, congestion or for other reasons at the site.

Give it some time, when I come back and browse the same site again, it returns to normal. I never like to change any settings at my end just because one or two sites cannot be accessed at a particular time. It might be just me.
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I think they're having problems resolving this because it is a somewhat erratic thing!

That it is a basic connectivity issue seems to be ruled out because Firefox can open the site as soon as Chrome has difficulty (virtually any site is randomly problematic) without a problem. This is what puzzles most of the posters and makes them feel it is Chrome-specific.
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True. Some say it's Chrome specific and I read some posts to say they encountered the same with Firefox. Anyway, it would be good if there's a good direction to the solution.
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True. Some say it's Chrome specific and I read some posts to say they encountered the same with Firefox. Anyway, it would be good if there's a good direction to the solution.
Jojoyee, I don't want to disagree with you meaninglessly, but I'd say, with my experience of Chrome for all of two days , that this "resolving host" issue is extremely rare with Firefox. I have both browsers (on Win XP3) and can see the difference.

I'm having a couple of other difficulties with Chrome as well. Please see if you can help with this one:

With Firefox, if I have an .html file saved to disk, I can open it off-line with Alt, File, Open. What is the procedure with Chrome?
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