Chrome Gmail Fail

Rant time. You’d think that Google would be able to support their own products a little better. I’ve always been a Google fan… right up there with Apple. But recently, I suppose since an update that happened in the background, Gmail periodically does not work in Chrome. What?

I use iGoogle as my home page. It aggregates different news sources and blog feeds I like to read. In the top left corner I have a Gmail window that show the number of new emails I have waiting, as well as the most recent five. Over the past few weeks, 2 in 5 times I’ve opened up my homepage I get a blank window where Gmail should be.

So, I click on the link to go directly to Gmail and bypass the widget. I then get to wait while a big blank white page sits there trying to load Gmail. I usually end up either rebooting Chrome or opening Firefox or Safari. When I do that, the new browser ALWAYS opens up Gmail while Chrome is still spinning its wheels.

Anyone else have this problem? Sound off…


  1. Josh Agboado says

    hi Gary,
    I am Josh from Ghana,, ive been following your music for a very long time and by Gos’a grace ive got the chance to write to you now.
    I am a very serious acappella fun(honestly am your fan).
    ive always tried to reach you ever since i decided to make u my mentor.
    please this is my email address
    please let me hear from you soon. thanks

  2. Exact same problem Gary, and despite hours of searching, no answer in sight. I routinely have this problem, at least 1-2 times per hour! Completely random, can’t figure it out. It doesn’t appear to be a problem with chrome extensions, I’ve tried disabling EVERYTHING to no avail. Only solution: reboot browser and open it up again, aurgh!

    Are you using Google Apps or just straight up consumer Gmail? Apps (free) user here.

    Keep me posted if you find a solution, please! šŸ™‚


    • Consumer Gmail takes (what seems like) forever to load up. I’ll get the page, but it is unresponsive for 5-10 seconds. Dead clicking. Then it suddenly wakes up and starts working. I don’t use any apps, other than the iGoogle app that shows the 5 most recent emails. Sometimes that one just gives me a blank box. It’s very frustrating. It almost seems like the old Microshaft days when they had everything departmentalized and nothing worked with each other. I’ll keep looking. If you hear of a solution, let me know. For now, I’m using Camino more than Chrome.


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