I use the Google Chrome browser for a few important reasons. The first is that you can create an application shortcut so that now I have psuedo-application with a nice image for my gmail which is great. The second is that Google Chrome has it’s own task manager and each window is also in the windows task manager. This approach is simply smarter and allows greater flexibility when there is a problem. The third reason is that it gives me a second browser. So if my firefox session has too many windows and I don’t want to restore a ton of windows on a reboot, I can open my secondary browser.
When Chrome first came out I ran into the following error:
chrome.exe - Application Error
The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000005). Click on OK to terminate the application.
The Chrome would load with the follow text:
Something went wrong while displaying this webpage. To continue, press Reload or go to another page.
I narrowed this down to my use of Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0. I won’t bother with the specifics but the solution is to change every Google Chrome shortcut from this link:
"C:Documents and SettingsJames BallengerLocal SettingsApplication DataGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe"
To this link:
"C:Documents and SettingsJames BallengerLocal SettingsApplication DataGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe" --no-sandbox