I broked my Chrome on Android


  • BINNED

    Not coding, but putting it here as per usual on this forum. Google is not being helpful (or I'm failing at searching) so I'm bugging you guys. This is a screenshot of Chrome on my phone:

    Yeah, not fun. What is even more interesting is what happens when I open the menu:

    The menu seems to get the screen size properly and flies out of the weird cropped window thing that Chrome is occupying.

    The only way I can get it to show in full screen is to hold the home button and select Chrome from the list of recent applications. What's weird is that the damned thing has a completely separate session running when I do that.

    Anyone seen anything like this craziness? I tried force closing it, clearing all data and cache, no dice.

    Android 4.4.4 BTW. Can't remember if there were any Chrome updates before it went bananas though.



  • @Onyx said:

    I tried force closing it, clearing all data and cache, no dice.

    Reboot?
    Click/finger "accept & continue" ?


  • SockDev

    Chrome is missing its... erm... chrome, I guess.


  • BINNED

    Already rebooted. First thing I tried, the whole "clearing data" bit came after. That's also why I'm not signed in on that screenshot. And no, signing in didn't help.



  • @Onyx said:

    First thing I tried,

    Yeah but you didn't state that in the OP so now we can rant about instead of helping further ... But since I seem to be running out of options ... Can I go back at names calling?


  • SockDev

    have you tried turning it off and on again with the battery removed?

    /me runs before something gets thrown at her.


  • BINNED

    @Luhmann said:

    Can I go back at names calling?

    Yes.

    @accalia said:

    have you tried turning it off and on again with the battery removed?

    Hard reset was considered but not yet implemented. I can use the damned thing (by futzing with recent apps screen, as stated), and I'd rather fix it properly rather than by force if possible, so if it happens again I have other options other than "rip the electrons out".


  • SockDev

    hmmm... i was mostly joking but ok. can you uninstall the APK and reinstall it? maybe it got borked by a recent thing and reinstalling will fix?



  • In that case: screw you! Or more exact: you are being chromed


  • BINNED

    @accalia said:

    can you uninstall the APK and reinstall it? maybe it got borked by a recent thing and reinstalling will fix?

    Well, I can wipe out the updates... anything more will require additional tool.

    Yeah, that did it. Going to try and update again, see if it breaks again.

    @Luhmann said:

    In that case: screw you! Or more exact: you are being chromed

    You have lard for brains, monsieur!


  • SockDev

    @Onyx said:

    Yeah, that did it. Going to try and update again, see if it breaks again.

    /me crosses paws


  • BINNED

    @accalia said:

    /me crosses paws

    Broken. Great. Well, up yours Google, I have Opera installed! Ha!



  • there's always beta chrome.


  • SockDev

    i was going to recommend Dolphin Browser over Opera.... But at least we know the cause of it.


  • BINNED

    @accalia said:

    i was going to recommend Dolphin Browser over Opera

    Used it before. It's good. But since I use Opera on desktop I can at least get those synced up.



  • Settings > Apps > Chrome > Uinstall updates

    You could also use Google's or the AOSP/standard launcher instead of the custom one you got there. Chrome started doing some Android UI witchery that may have broke.


  • BINNED

    @delfinom said:

    You could also use Google's or the AOSP/standard launcher instead of the custom one you got there.

    Tried this just in case, so I could report the bug to Smart Launcher guys if this is the case: nope, still broken.

    Now, this is a custom ROM and shit can break at times, but this smells more like a Chrome bug to me.



  • Oh! You had to start by that. We don't support custom ROMS :non-potable_water:



  • @Onyx said:

    You have lard for brains,

    Straight from the lard mines it comes!


  • BINNED

    @Eldelshell said:

    :non-potable_water:

    Every time, without fail, my first thought is that this is an anti-PIPA sign.

    In (regional) Croatian "tap" = "pipa"



  • :non-potable_water:


  • BINNED

    Interestingly enough, current (limited) testing seems to indicate Opera is far less taxing on my phone, at least when browsing Discourse. Loading speed is about the same, but there's a lot less stuttering.

    What gives, Google?



  • @Onyx said:

    In (regional) Croatian "tap" = "pipa"

    You don't want to know what it stands for in regional/colloquial Polish.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @Onyx said:

    In (regional) Croatian "tap" = "pipa"

    It's an airline in Portugal.


  • SockDev

    @Onyx said:

    In (regional) Croatian "tap" = "pipa"

    In China, it's a lute:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pipa


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