I have problem with pages that have @font-face with Chrome, for example if I go to page http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/SAC/, then my computer freezes and I cannot do anything for a while. And this happends just with pages that have @font-face CSS property. So if I want to use @font-face on my own pages, is it possible to avoid this Chrome issue somehow?

  • What version of Chrome are you using? And what OS is it installed on?
    – Toby
    Jan 5, 2012 at 10:22
  • [Doesn't happen for me in v16.] This might be migrated to SuperUser, but really it seems like just a support issue. If those pages don't have a solution(I don't spend much time in Chrome), there's a link to their support forum/list in the sidebar.
    – Su'
    Jan 5, 2012 at 10:49
  • Version is 16.0.912.63 m and I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32bit 4GB RAM Intel U7300 @ 1.3GHz.
    – newbie
    Jan 5, 2012 at 12:28

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It happens for me too. I'd report it here http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/entry if I were you.

I wouldn't let it stop you using it. Chrome gets update so often that it should go away so soon. If it were an IE bug I'd be recommending you find a way round it as IE gets updated so infrequently.


This is more likely a Windows 7 issue:

  1. It is not just Chrome that freezes, the whole computer, even the mouse pointer freezes
  2. Some people reported the same with FireFox
  3. I have myself noticed the issue at PhotoShop startup (reading fonts... stage)
  4. If your computer choked once, it won't again no matter how many times the browser is closed or re-opened. But restarting the computer brings back the problem

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