I have recently upgraded to Fedora 29 and have Google Chrome Version 71.0.3578.98 (Official Build) (64-bit) installed. It is misbehaving in a number of ways:
- It will not exit cleanly. after using menu -> Exit then several processes are left running. It takes 2 calls to
killall chrometo get them to die. It makes no difference which way I have the "Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed" setting set.
- It will not offer to save passwords (including specifically for websites where this worked previously). "Offer to save passwords" is enabled.
- If I enable Chrome sign-in then Settings -> Sync just shows: "Advanced sync settings; Please wait…". If I leave it long enough the "Please wait…" is replaced by "Check your Internet connection. If the problem continues, try signing out and signing in again." I guess this is some sort of clue. In general, my Internet connection is working just fine.
- If I use Ctrl-N to create a new window, the new window is created hidden behind the current one.
Solutions that I have tried, all without success:
- Reinstall Chrome
- Remove (rename) my Chrome configuration (
~/.config/google-chrome), thus creating a completely new profile and configuration, just copying in my old bookmarks file.
- Removing any chrome-related cache files that I can find.
[Edited to add] I have NFS-mounted home directories.