Why does Google Chrome take so long to start?

Oct 27, 2011   //   by Admin   //    //  9 Comments





The time it was taking for Google Chrome to intially load was driving me insane. I always saw on the bottom “resolving proxy” while Chrome was trying to start up which ended up being the root cause of the problem. I was able to solve the slow load time by following these steps while in Chrome (Windows):

  1. Click the wrench icon tools menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Options.
  3. Click the Under the Hood tab.
  4. In the “Network” section, click Change proxy settings. This will open the Internet Properties dialog.
  5. Click LAN settings .
  6. Deselect the “Automatically detect settings” checkbox.


Voilà, Google Chrome should now open with a snap!


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  • Thank you so much. I had no idea why Chrome slowed down so much all of a sudden and tried several fixes, none of which worked. Your nice, easy fix worked in a snap.

  • thanks very much, it worked!

  • i already have my chrome configured to this settings, but problem continues.

  • Awesome!

  • Thanks for the tip. This has been driving my wife (and hence me) crazy for about a month. This looks like it fixed it.

  • i was following your directions but when i got there it was already not selected so what else can it be

  • Great fix, thanks a lot, I have had this problem since I installed Chrome and could not find a solution.
    Good Job!

  • I have that unchecked already. Are there no other solutions to this?

  • Mine doesn’t even open! >:(

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