Many people rely on the web these days not only to say informed or connected, but also at work. Web browsers have become critical software on any platform, so during the break, the Internet is filled with complaints and requests for explanations. That’s what happened on the weekend when Google Chrome on Windows 10 started blocking left and right. Google quickly pushed a solution and solution is as strange as the bug it corrects.
No one except Google knows what bug it was that the sending of chrome suddenly crosses at random for a large number of users. The behavior has been partially blamed on one of Google’s silent updates, which always happens behind the scenes, while others were quick to point to extensions. However, it can be involved with Google’s own solution that it was related to its original test experiments.
The original tests are what Google calls its system to test the experimental characteristics on a fragmented basis. The essential thing about it, however, it should be something opt-in rather than something that applies behind the scenes. As one has affected the user who traced the bug on this system, it was not the case here.
Google has not explicitly said what happened, but that indicates exactly that. In its publication of Google Chrome Community detailing the hotfix, it asks Linux users to access the original test directory of their profile and delete a specific file. Interestingly, it is also an acknowledgment that the problem has also affected Linux users and not only Windows users as indicated previously.
The Windows 10 user hotfix is actually simpler that, since Windows does not allow to switch to hidden directories, is fully understandable. Chrome users should simply keep the browser open for 5 minutes after leaving all browser instances and the hotfix will be supposed to be downloaded and applied to the background.