Well, I did both, and neither worked. So far the only solution that I found would always work is to restart the computer
; not even logging out and then relogging in does the trick. Oh, and I forgot to mention that it seems to coincide with Windows File Explorer suffering a similar slowdown in many but not all of its functions — particularly the right-click menu takes a lot longer than usual to show up for any
folder or file.
Strangely enough, the Chrome slowdown does not manifest if I'm clicking on links or entering a URL in the same browser, and it leads to a page within the same site that I'm on; it only comes up whenever a new tab has to be opened or when I'm going to a different site. Even more strange is that the error seems to be a random
occurrence; yesterday I worked considerably longer and should've put a bigger load on my computer than I did today within the 4-5 hours that it took for the slowdown to come up, and yet it worked all fine.
edited 2nd Aug '13 11:43:32 AM by MarqFJA