Google Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers, but it’s not without its issues. One problem that some Ubuntu 22.04 users have reported is that Chrome freezes when they try to upload files. This can be a significant inconvenience, but luckily, there are several potential solutions to this issue. In this article, we’ll go over some of the most effective fixes.
Update Google Chrome
The first thing you should do is make sure that your Google Chrome is up-to-date. Google frequently releases updates to fix bugs and improve performance, so updating your browser might solve the problem. You can update Google Chrome by opening the browser, clicking on the three-dot menu in the top-right corner, going to “Help”, and then “About Google Chrome”. If an update is available, Chrome will automatically download and install it.
Disable Hardware Acceleration
One common solution to this issue is to disable hardware acceleration in Google Chrome. Hardware acceleration is a feature that allows the browser to offload certain tasks to your computer’s hardware, which can improve performance. However, it can also cause problems in some cases.
To disable hardware acceleration, follow these steps:
- Open Google Chrome.
- Click on the three-dot menu in the top-right corner.
- Go to “Settings”.
- Scroll down and click on “Advanced” to expand the advanced settings.
- Under the “System” section, turn off the toggle for “Use hardware acceleration when available”.
After disabling hardware acceleration, restart Google Chrome and see if the problem persists.
Another potential solution is to install
xdg-desktop-portal-gnome. This is a GNOME backend for the
xdg-desktop-portal service, which provides a way for applications to integrate with the desktop environment.
xdg-desktop-portal-gnome, open a terminal and run the following command:
sudo apt install xdg-desktop-portal-gnome
This command uses the
apt package manager to install the
xdg-desktop-portal-gnome package. The
sudo command is used to run the command with root privileges, which are required to install packages.
xdg-desktop-portal-gnome, restart Google Chrome and see if the problem has been resolved.
If the above solutions don’t work, you can try adjusting the
org/gnome/desktop/sound/input-feedback-sounds setting in
dconf-editor. Some users have reported that this can fix the freezing problem.
To do this, you’ll first need to install
dconf-editor. Open a terminal and run the following command:
sudo apt install dconf-editor
dconf-editor, open it and navigate to
org/gnome/desktop/sound. Then, turn off the toggle for
These are some of the most effective solutions to the problem of Google Chrome freezing when uploading files on Ubuntu 22.04. However, it’s important to note that these solutions may not work for everyone, as the issue can vary depending on different setups and configurations. If none of these solutions work for you, consider reaching out to the Google Chrome support community or the Ubuntu community for further assistance.
To check the version of Google Chrome, open the browser, click on the three-dot menu in the top-right corner, go to "Help", and then "About Google Chrome". The version number will be displayed on this page.
It is recommended to update Google Chrome regularly to ensure that you have the latest bug fixes and security patches. Google releases updates frequently, so checking for updates at least once a month is a good practice.
xdg-desktop-portal-gnome solution can be used on other Ubuntu versions as well. It is not specific to Ubuntu 22.04 and can be installed and used on other versions of Ubuntu that have GNOME desktop environment.
dconf-editor, open a terminal and run the following command:
sudo apt install dconf-editor
This command will install
dconf-editor using the
apt package manager with root privileges.
The solutions provided in this article are specifically targeted towards fixing Google Chrome freezing issues on Ubuntu 22.04. While some of the solutions may work for other browsers or operating systems, it is recommended to search for solutions specific to the browser and operating system you are using.