Solved: Google Chrome Doesn’t Respond On Clicking

Google Chrome is undoubtedly one of the most popular browsers across the world. While it comes with a lot of advanced features, is easy to use, and offers some great extensions to try, it comes with its own set of problems too. It can sometime behave extremely annoying while in the midst of an important work.


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For instance, you may come across strange errors, it can slow down, and even totally stop responding even as you keep clicking on it. Worst still, it doesn’t even shut down unless you use the Task Manager. So, how do you deal with this issue. We have a better idea. Let’s get into the solution.

Method 1: By Uninstalling Chrome Via Settings App and Reinstalling

Step 1: Click on the Start button on your desktop and click on Settings located above the Power option.

 

Desktop Start Settings

 

Step 2: In the Settings window, click on Apps.

 

Settings Apps

 

Step 3: In the Apps window, under Apps & Features section on the right side, scroll down and look for Google Chrome. Select it and click on Uninstall.

 

Apps Apps & Features Google Chrome Uninstall

 

Step 4: In the prompt that appears, click on the Uninstall button again.

 


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Click On Uninstall In The Prompt

 

Click Yes on the UAC prompt to continue with uninstallation process and wait for it to get uninstalled.

Alternatively you can uninstall chrome via control panel.

Press Windows key and R key together from keyboard to open RUN command box

Type appwiz.cpl in it and click OK

Appwiz Cpl

Find Google Chrome from the list, select it and click on Uninstall at the top.

 

Google Chrome Uninstall

 

Now,  Reinstall Google Chrome

 

Step 1: Go to any other browser (since you have already uninstalled Chrome) and type google.com/chrome/ in the address bar and hit Enter.

As you reach the Google Chrome download page directly, click on the Download Chrome button in blue.

 

Browser Type Chrome Address Enter Download

 

Step 2: Click on the Setup.exe file and wait for the download and installation to complete.

 

Wait For Download And Installation To Complete

 

That’s all. Your Google Chrome is now reinstalled and you should be able to use it hassle free now.

Method 2: Rename chrome shortcut

1 – Search Chrome in Windows taskbar search.

2 – Now, Right click on it and choose open file location.

Chrome Open File Location Min

 

3 – Now, do a right click on Google chrome icon in the folder which just opened up, and then select Open file location again.

 

Chrome Open File Location 2 Min

 

4 – Now, rename the Chrome.exe by adding a DOT at the end of chrome

 

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5 – Now, Create shortcut of this new renamed chrome icon on desktop and now, click that to open chrome.

 

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Method 3: Reset Chrome by renaming default folder

Step 1: Press the Windows + R key together on your keyboard to open the Run command. Now, type %localappdata% in the search box and hit Enter to open the Local App Data folder.

 

Win + R Localappdata Enter

 

 

 

Step 2: In the Local App Data folder, navigate to the below path step by step:

 

  • Google
  • Chrome
  • User Data

 

Navigate To The Path As Shown

 


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Step 3: Now, select the Default folder, right-click and select Rename.

 

Default Right Click Rename

 

Step 4: Now, rename the folder as Defaultold.

 

Default Rename Defaultold

 

You are done. Now, you can restart Google Chrome and its should work fine.

 

Restart your computer for the changes to be effective. Your Google Chrome should work perfectly fine now.

 

Note: – All your bookmarks will get deleted using these methods. So, if you want to preserve bookmarks, go to chrome://bookmarks/ in chrome. Now, click on export to export the bookmark. At the end of this method, just import old bookmark.

If you can’t open chrome even for exporting, try opening your PC in safe mode and then export.

 

Exort Bookmark Min (1)

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2 thoughts on “Solved: Google Chrome Doesn’t Respond On Clicking”

  1. It would be great to put “Note: – All your bookmarks will get deleted using these methods. So, if you want to preserve bookmarks, go to chrome://bookmarks/ in chrome. Now, click on export to export the bookmark. At the end of this method, just import old bookmark.” before introducing the method.

  2. I did just that and I seem to still have the issue with chrome.
    Seems the dialog box for saving photos also freezes it for some time,
    also noted the “Utility:Windows Utility” takes a while to load the footprint value in the chrome tasks manager and the dialog is greyed out. This has been going on since Summer 2020

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