RE: How to Fix Aw, Snap! Error in Google Chrome?

I often encounter the "Aw, Snap!" error message in Google Chrome. What are the possible fixes?

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The Google Chrome "Aw, Snap!" error message is indicative of a problem with your browser not being able to load the webpage properly. Here are several steps to address this problem: 1. **Reload the web page:** Click the "reload" button located to the left of the address bar, or simply press 'F5' on your keyboard. If the error was due to a temporary issue with the site or your connection, reloading may resolve it. 2. **Check your internet connection:** Ensure that your device is connected to the internet and you're not working offline. 3. **Close other tabs, extensions, and apps:** High usage of system resources by multiple tabs, extensions or apps can lead to the "Aw, Snap!" error. By closing unused tabs and disabling extensions, you can potentially resolve this issue by freeing up system resources. 4. **Restart the browser:** Completely close out of Google Chrome (use 'Ctrl' + 'Q' for Windows or 'Command' + 'Q' for Mac), and then reopen it. 5. **Update Google Chrome:** Click on the three dots in the upper-right corner of the browser → "Help" → "About Google Chrome". This will automatically check for updates and apply them. 6. **Clear browser cache and cookies:** Click on the three dots → "More tools" → "Clear browsing data" → Choose 'All time' from the drop-down menu → Click 'Clear data'. 7. **Disable hardware acceleration:** Click on the three dots → "Settings" → "Advanced" → "System" → Toggle off "Use hardware acceleration when available". 8. **Reset to default settings:** If none of the above steps work, you can reset browser settings to their original defaults. You can do this by clicking on the three dots → "Settings" → "Advanced" → "Reset settings". Remember to back up any important data before resetting your browser. If none of these steps resolve the issue, the problem may lie with your computer, your network, or the website itself. Consider reaching out to a professional for further assistance.
Answered on September 2, 2023.
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