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Chrome browser is very slow

397973
New Contributor III

Hi. Recently, I've found that Databricks is really slow when editing notebooks, such as adding cells, copying and pasting text or cells, etc. It's just the past few weeks actually. 

I'm using Chrome version 118.0.5993.118. Everything else with Chrome is fine, it's just with Databricks. And running Spark jobs is fine as well, it's just the browser response is slow. 

Do you have any recommendations before I try another such as Firefox? 

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397973
New Contributor III

It seems related to the notebook length (number of cells). The notebook that was really slow had about 40-50 cells, which I've done before without issue. 

Anyway after starting a new notebook using Chrome, it seems useable again. So without a specific solution, I would advise keeping notebooks short (less than 30 cells, for example). 

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Emil_Kaminski
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I had the same. Chrome is really bad in memory management. After switching to version 119 it got a bit better. The only things which I figured out was to keep minimum open number of tabs, and kill other memory consuming programs, working in the background. Which can be found in task manager. 

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397973
New Contributor III

It seems related to the notebook length (number of cells). The notebook that was really slow had about 40-50 cells, which I've done before without issue. 

Anyway after starting a new notebook using Chrome, it seems useable again. So without a specific solution, I would advise keeping notebooks short (less than 30 cells, for example). 

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