Chrome Opens Large then Normal after Refresh

Basem Khawaja
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When I open Google Chrome sometimes it opens in a large fashion as seen in screen capture one then when I hit F5 refresh then it goes back to normal appearance at the font zoom that I have it set at which is 125%. It is updated. I uninstalled it and reinstalled it nothing worked. Any solution. It is very annoying . Most of the time it opens large then after refresh it is viewed as normal. Thank you.


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Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic Advisor
Top Expert 2015

Commented:
That looks like an issue with getting the CSS associated with the page, there is nothing wrong with your Chrome. But whenever I saw that in the past, it has been for the first few seconds only, and "repaired" without doing anything after the style sheets have been loaded and applied successfully.
Does it happen with different sites?
Does it happen if you keep Chrome open and just browse in a new tab?
Basem KhawajaClinical Pharmacist

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Commented:
Yes it does it happens with other sites. I do leave Chrome open, but even when I open a new session it does that sometimes as well. Please help me.
Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic Advisor
Top Expert 2015

Commented:
You have a lot of add-ins running in Chrome, and at least one of them applies filters on the web code. Probably those are the cause. You should disable or uninstall as much add-ins as possible.
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Basem KhawajaClinical Pharmacist

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Commented:
Do you you know the most probable culprits?
Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic Advisor
Top Expert 2015

Commented:
AdBlock - the white on red hand. I can't identify any of the others.

For a quick check whether the add-ins are (part of) the problem, you can either
  • create a copy of the Chrome link, and add --disable-extensions to the command
  • or start a new window in in-private resp. incognito mode (e.g. by pressing Ctrl-Shift-N)
and then browse to the sites you have the most issues with.
Basem KhawajaClinical Pharmacist

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Commented:
For a quick check whether the add-ins are (part of) the problem, you can either
create a copy of the Chrome link, and add --disable-extensions to the command

***Can you please tell me how do I do this?****


Thank you.
Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic Advisor
Top Expert 2015

Commented:
Press Ctrl key and click on a Chrome link - keep the key and mouse button pressed while dragging with the mouse to a free place on your desktop. This should create a copy.
Then edit that copy by clicking with the right mouse button and choosing Properties. Now append the text mentioned above to the end of the command shown.
Basem KhawajaClinical Pharmacist

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Commented:
I am sorry but I don't know what is the chrome link? Also can you please simplify/clarify how to do this?

"Now append the text mentioned above to the end of the command shown".

Thank you.
Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic Advisor
Top Expert 2015

Commented:
You start Chrome somehow, and that usually is done by a link on the desktop, in the start menu or in the task bar (the bar at your screen bottom).
You can also right-click on an open Chrome window in the task bar, and then right-click on Google Chrome, choose Properties. Copy what is in "Target" (should aready be selected, so just press Ctrl-C). Now right-click on a free space on desktop, then New, Shortcut, paste (press Ctrl-V), and add --disable-extensions. You line should look like
   "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --disable-extensions
now. Then advance, give the link a name like "Chrome without Addins".

Now use that link to open a new Chrome window, and then browse to one of the problematic sites.
Basem KhawajaClinical Pharmacist

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when I added the shortcut to the desktop and then added this {--disable-extensions.} i got a message saying this is an invalid name in the target field in the properties dialog box.
Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic Advisor
Top Expert 2015

Commented:
You probably didn't pay attention to leave a space between the program path as copied and the option to add.
Please recheck if the line looks like in my prior comment.
Basem KhawajaClinical Pharmacist

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Commented:
I did what you suggested unfortunately this happens randomly, it is not with a specific web site. Thanks anyway for your help.
"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic Advisor
Top Expert 2015
Commented:
Above is only for checking if your issue is related to add-ons (extension). Try to use the stripped Chrome for some time until you can be sure your issue is caused or not caused by extensions.

My expectation is that the mass of extensions adds too much on delay on page loads and processing, and then you either have to live with that, or disable or uninstall extensions.
Basem KhawajaClinical Pharmacist

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Thanks for all your help.

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