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How to Fix “Kill Page” or “Wait” Errors in Chrome


Today’s browsers are pretty stable, so it’s surprising when they start having issues. If you’re frequently seeing Chrome popups saying that a page has become unresponsive and you can either Kill pages or Wait, we can help you troubleshoot them. Whether your browser displays these errors only on particular sites or all the time, try these tips to nurse your browser back to health.

Step 1: Clear the Cache

Chrome uses local cached data to speed up website loading. If this becomes corrupted, Chrome might crash when it tries to read the information. To clear your Chrome cache How to Manually & Automatically Clear Your Browser History How to Manually & Automatically Clear Your Browser History The websites you visit leave tracks on your computer.

We show you how to delete your browsing history in Firefox, Chrome, Edge, and Internet Explorer. Read More , press the Ctrl + Shift + Del shortcut to open the Clear browsing data option. On the Basic tab, check only Cached images and files. A time range of Last 24 hours should work if your problems are recent, but you can choose a longer one if needed.

Click Clear data, then try loading the affected website again.

Step 2: Remove Bad Extensions

Chrome extensions can add a lot of functionality to your browser, but they can also cause issues. A buggy or malicious extension can cause Chrome to malfunction.

Head to Menu > More tools > Extensions to take a look at your installed extensions. Toggle the slider off for an extension to disable it–you may need to try disabling several of them to see if any are the issue. Also check for malicious extensions 10 Chrome Extensions You Should Uninstall Right Now 10 Chrome Extensions You Should Uninstall Right Now It’s hard to keep track of which extensions have been caught abusing their privileges, but you should definitely uninstall these 10 as soon as possible. Read More while you’re here.

Step 3: Reset the User Data Folder

How to Fix “Kill Page” or “Wait” Errors in Chrome

Chrome keeps your specific configuration information in a specific folder. Renaming this folder forces Chrome to create a new one, which might resolve your issue. To do so, first close Chrome if it’s running.

Then enter %localappdata% into the Start Menu. In this directory, browse down to GoogleChromeUser Data and locate the Default folder. Rename it to something like Old Default or Default Backup, then start Chrome again and see if issues persist. (Learn more about AppData! What’s the Difference Between AppData Roaming and Local? What’s the Difference Between AppData Roaming and Local? If you’ve stumbled across the AppData folder in Windows, you might wonder what the difference is between the Local and Roaming folders. Read More )

Step 4: Reset Chrome

How to Fix “Kill Page” or “Wait” Errors in Chrome

If none of these tips work, it’s worth resetting Chrome. Of course, this will wipe out all your preferences, so make sure you’ve backed up your Chrome data before proceeding. Head to Menu > Settings and scroll all the way to the bottom of the page (expanding the Advanced settings).

Choose Restore settings to their original defaults and confirm. This won’t reset everything, but it’s a good troubleshooting step. Should this still fail to fix the issue, try reinstalling a fresh copy of Chrome and/or check our Chrome troubleshooting tips 10 Annoying Chrome Issues and How to Fix Them 10 Annoying Chrome Issues and How to Fix Them If you are experiencing Chrome problems, you’ve come to the right place.

In this article, we take a look at some of the most common flaws and provide guidance on how to fix them. Read More for further issues.

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​6 things a wedding guest should never do, according to wedding planners

Anyone who’s planned a wedding will know that however much you love your friends and family, it’s normally the guests who cause the biggest headache when it comes to the big day.

From constant text messages about the local parking situation, to that one guest who indulges in one too many G&Ts, there are plenty of ways to put undue pressure on the bride and groom.

So how can you avoid being the wedding guest of nightmares? We asked four wedding planners to share their advice on things a wedding guest should never do…

1. Complain about the date

“Never complain about the date, especially if it clashes with a big sports fixture” says Carolyn Louise, a South Wales-based wedding planner.

While we can’t imagine many of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding guests complained about their nuptials clashing with the FA Cup Final, some couples to find themselves on the receiving end of guests’ disappointment regarding the wedding date – and it’s not going to make you popular.

It’s impossible for a couple to take every guests’ plans into consideration when picking a day (they will probably have checked the date with anyone considered essential before booking), so if the date isn’t ideal you just have to like it or lump it.

The same goes for other elements of the wedding, such as the location – if it’s inconvenient, feel free to politely explain that you can’t make it, but mouthing off to the couple will do you no favours.


Take ages to RSVP A common complaint among brides and grooms-to-be is the snail’s pace at which guests respond to invites.

“You must always respond within the timeframe on the invite” says Chenai Bukutu, a wedding planner from London. “Put yourself in the couple’s shoes – they will be relying on confirmation of guest numbers for their venue and caterers, so communicate in a timely manner.”

Once you have RSVP’ed you should be 100% committed to going to the wedding, rather than changing your mind if a ‘better offer’ comes up.

However, occasionally there are circumstances where you can no longer go to the wedding, for example due to illness, urgent work commitments or the death of a family member. “If any of these events occur, get in touch the the couple as soon as you’re aware that you or your partner can no longer attend, and explain the situation” says Carolyn.


3. Ask questions which you could answer yourself

There are a million and one details to think about when planning a wedding, and the last thing the bride needs is her Auntie Jane bombarding her with questions about whether the B&B will provide an ironing board.

Couples generally include as much information as they can in their invites, so it’s better to simply call the accommodation provider yourself, or Google details on transport or parking.

If you really must ask the bride and groom a question, do it as far as possible in advance of the wedding, before last-minute nerves have set in. “It’s ok to ask the couple questions a few months before the wedding; if it is less than a month, ask the venue coordinator, best man, bridesmaid or mother of the bride rather than bothering the couple” says Lisa Baker, wedding planner at Just Bespoke.

4. Quibbling over the guest list

Many brides and grooms are surprised to discover that some people deem the guest list to be negotiable.

All the wedding planners we spoke to were very clear – it is not okay to ask to bring extra people to a wedding.

“Weddings are one of the most expensive days of people’s lives, and guests should be grateful that they have been invited” says Carolyn.

Wedding stylist Katie Sutton agrees, saying “You need to remember that creating a guest list is very hard, and the couple can never please everyone. More often than not budget plays a big part. I’m sure that if a couple could, they would invite everyone, but you ultimately have to respect their wishes.”

Finances, the size of the venue and the prioritising of close family can all have an impact on who gets invited, so if you don’t get a plus one, try not to be offended.

The same goes for children – not everyone will want kids at their wedding, and as a guest you must accept this decision.

“While children can provide a lot of fun and entertainment, some couples would rather say their vows without a child screaming in the background” says Carolyn. “Think of it as a chance to leave the kids with a babysitter and have a night off!”

5. Trying to upstage the bride

We all want to look good when we attend a wedding, but there’s a difference between choosing a lovely dress and going out of your way to grab the limelight.

“Don’t wear white!” says Chenai. “Unless the bride has specifically said it’s ok, I would always err on the side of tradition.”

Trying to steal the couple’s thunder in other ways is also not advised. “No unplanned speeches or performances” says Chenai. “Unless you’ve been asked to contribute, don’t think you can rock the mic just because you’ve had a few glasses of fizz and feel extra confident.”

6. Causing trouble on the day It should really go without saying, but starting arguments, complaining or getting too drunk on the wedding day are all major no-nos.

“I’ve personally witnessed some outrageous behaviour at wedding that has caused the breakdown of friendships as a result” says Chenai.

Don’t complain about the food – the couple will have done their best to accommodate everyone’s dietary requirements, but it isn’t always possible to have multiple meal options (you can always quietly ask the waiting staff for some extra bread if you really are starving).

Telling inappropriate stories about the bride and groom is also discouraged, says Lisa (even best men should consider the suitability of their tales).

Above all, leave any family or friendship feuds outside of the venue – a loud argument is quickest way to get yourself blacklisted from all future events.


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