Chrome 32 Scrolling Bug Workaround

I recently wrote the article “Chrome 32 Broke the Internet” covering a set of bugs making Chrome unusable for many Windows 7 and 8 users. A fix for the issues mentioned is currently in Beta testing, but there is no stable release yet and the bug riddled release has not been reverted. I therefore thought it would be worthwhile providing step by step instructions on a workaround, as some users are still suffering.

Change Theme (Windows 7 Only)

  • Click the “Start” button
  • Type “Change the theme” and click the top result

Change Theme

  • Click the “Windows 7 Basic” theme

Disable Visual Theme (Windows 7 and 8)

  • Right click any Google Chrome shortcut and click properties
  • Navigate to the Compatibility tab
  • Check “Disable visual themes”

Disable Theme


Both  of these workarounds will solve the scrolling issues in Chrome 32.

Disclaimer: I have not personally tested the second workaround in Windows 8.


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