Steps to reproduce:
- Remove chrome app, remove profile.
- Install from scratch. No plugins. Incognito mode.
- Open new tab or open any webpage or open a link in a new tab.
Now if this new tab is active, it is unresponsive. After some time even Chrome lists this tab as "This page(s) became unresponsive. Do you want to kill it?".
What is strange is that I can scroll, click on the links in this 'unresponsive' tab, but there is no feedback (page stays blank or half-loaded or fully loaded but unresponsive), but when I switch to another tab and switch back to the 'unresponsive' tab, I can see that my clicking or scrolling took place. This tab switching also fixed the unresponsiveness, i.e. after switching back the tab becomes fully operational and is fully operational (I can open many different links inside it), until I close it.
This happens only some of the time. Sometimes 20 times in a row, sometimes only 1 in 20 links opened. This is really really weird and I suspect some 3rd party app might be responsible for that, but I'm not sure where/how to look for the real culprit.
It happens both for regular Chrome and latest Canary. It has been like that for about 2-3 weeks now. I'm on latest Mac OS X.