Latest Chrome Canary is completely broken (Aw, Snap! on all pages)

Martin Brinkmann
Oct 8, 2015
Updated • Oct 8, 2015
Google Chrome

I have been running Chrome Canary as a browser on my Windows system for a long time as it provides me with a glimpse of things to come.

While I don't use the browser for anything important due to its early stage in development, I never really ran into huge issues until now when using it despite that.

That changed yesterday when Chrome Canary suddenly started to display Aw, Snap!, Something went wrong while displaying this webpage on all pages open in the browser.

Update: The most recent update fixed the issue on the system where the issue was experienced on. That's version 48.0.2530.0 by the way.

This not only happened on sites or web applications but also internal Chrome pages which meant that I could not check the settings, check for updates, manage extensions or manipulate Chrome flags.

chrome canary aw snap

I did not pay much attention to it yesterday as I assumed it was a broken update that was causing this.

Today, with some time on my hand and the realization that things did not improve over night, I decided to investigate the matter to find out more about it.

First thing I tried was to launch Incognito Modus just to see if it was a profile related issue. Turns out it was not as Aw, Snap! errors were displayed in that mode as well.

Next step, downloading Chrome Canary again to see if installing it anew solves the issue. Turns out this did not help and neither did completely removing Chrome Canary from the system before installing it again on it.

I then tried to make sure that third-party solutions like Microsoft EMET were not the culprit (which they were not).

After researching the issue it turned out that several Chrome Canary users were experiencing the same issue on Windows 10.

A Chrome Help Forum community manager confirmed on the official forum that this was an issue with Chrome Canary itself and not caused by extensions, programs or settings on the user system.

Thanks so much for reporting this and filing the bug. Our team has let us know that this has already been fixed and will go out in the next release of Canary shortly.

The issue will be fixed in the next Chrome Canary version according to him which will be released shortly. It is unclear when it will arrive and if the issue is limited to Chrome Canary running on Windows 10 or if other versions of Windows are affected by the issue as well.

Now You: Are you running Chrome Canary currently and experiencing the issue?

Latest Chrome Canary is completely broken (Aw, Snap! on all pages)
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Latest Chrome Canary is completely broken (Aw, Snap! on all pages)
The latest version of the Chrome Canary browser on Windows 10 is broken as it displays Aw, Snap! errors on all pages you open in the browser.

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  1. Daily Derp said on December 23, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    I’m getting this error now, and tomorrow is CHRISTMAS EVE

  2. lolz said on October 8, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    since removal of commandline flag –disable-javascript

    i am not dealing with crome/chromium anymore

  3. beergas said on October 8, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    Remember something like this back when first tried Win 8 x64 on beta x64 of it. Think they fixed it in week or so but by then I just settled on basic Chrome warts & all. Only nag is bit trouble opening some sites in desktop mode unless make desktop itself the focus. And some malwares try to attack Home Page which throws Chrome into fits until reset it.

  4. Johan Gustavsson said on October 8, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Hi, I was facing the same issue on the chromium browser running Windows 10, but it was fixed for me too, I just installed the latest version!

  5. theMike said on October 8, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    I’m not even running canary and half my pages won’t load. That’s if chrome (with all add-ons disabled) doesn’t lock up my entire system.

  6. LEmental said on October 8, 2015 at 11:59 am

    Its busted for me too.

  7. vux777 said on October 8, 2015 at 11:48 am

    I’m not experiencing this on Canary version 48.0.2530.0 x64 (win10)

    1. StinkMouseDog said on October 8, 2015 at 11:51 am

      This seems to be the version that fixed the issue for me.

  8. dinobud said on October 8, 2015 at 9:50 am

    For what it’s worth, I too faced this problem on Win 10 x64 on the last Chromium build. But I just updated again and it was fixed.

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on October 8, 2015 at 9:51 am

      Chromium gets updated more often than Canary, so it likely got the fix first.

  9. StinkMouseDog said on October 8, 2015 at 9:34 am

    I am experiencing the same. I am running Windows 10 as well and experienced this issue after the update to Canary.

    How will the update be released if the browser is broken like this? I am not able to get into the setting tab to check for updates etc.

    1. StinkMouseDog said on October 8, 2015 at 11:50 am

      I could not update within the Canary Browser itself, but I was able to re-download it and it installed the newer version to fix the issue.

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