Macbook air sound problem: Apple Support Communities. So a new macbook air 2013 makes noise in Chrome but doesn’t happen in other browsers. I wrote earlier that since upgrading to Mavericks my Chrome is crashing and it happening with others as well. Perhaps we should avoid Chrome until they put out an updated version.
Like other people the newest version of Chrome is crashing in Mavericks. It has happened twice, and both times I couldn’t even do a force quit. I had to turn the system off with the power button to resolve it. Both times I only had a few other tabs open like google email, and this WordPress site.
Researching solutions there seemed to be two.
- One of them was uninstalling and reinstalling Chrome. When I looked in my Applications folder my Chrome was 3.45 GB! It was amazing how large it was. Apparently Google caches older versions of itself. I deleted that and then reinstalled a new one. I also went to Chrome menu and said Clear Browsing Data and deleted all data. I have actually done that 3 times since upgrading to Mavericks and it didn’t help. I also uninstalled all extensions but two, which are: AdBlock 2.6.11 & Shareaholic for Google Chrome™ 5.7.0
- Use Firefox which doesn’t seem to have this issue. This is a last resort. I like Chrome. I have tried Safari on Mavericks but it was slower than Chrome and crashed with online games that I tried to play. So unfortunately not a good second choice for me.
However I had Shareaholic before Maverick and didn’t have an issue. Adblock was just before Mavericks so I didn’t have much time to test it. However in my research others who just have a stock version of Chrome report crashing as well. It also seems to happen in other programs in Maverick as well such as Safari. So this could be Maverick specific.
This is still happening. I am going to try using Firefox for awhile and see if the crashing continues. I will update this if that turns out to be the solution.
Firefox still crashed. I downloaded and installed Google Canary and I haven’t had it crash yet! Maybe this is the answer. No it is not. It crashed after using it for 24 hours. How disappointing.
I have used 3 laptops and all of them have had streaming issues with Netflix. My friend and I both have MacBook with 2GB of ram, and an older Dell Latitude.
I have done the normal troubleshooting steps. I have rebooted the computer, tried it with being minimized or maximized and experimented with different browsers. The worst browser on Mac seems to be Safari, then Firefox. The least problematic seems to be Chrome. Having the screen maximized seems to cause the most problem. Buffering it doesn’t seem to help. The Silverlight preferences don’t offer any help and I am using the newest version.
Has anyone else noticed this problem?