Back when Chrome first came out, I didn't rush to use it (I'm not an early adopter type when it comes to browsers). I was a devoted Firefox and IE user, favoring Firefox a little more. But over time, there began this period where Firefox started getting sluggish and couldn't handle streaming video very well. Chrome worked better than Firefox and IE, so I switched to it.
I've been using Chrome for 3 years now, mostly with good results until sometime during this past year. I started to notice video in the embedded flash player getting choppy and also crashing a lot more than it used to (previously it would happen maybe once a month--now it's like a few times per week). I fired up IE9 and checked it out, and video performance is much better.
The problems weren't limited to just running flash. I found that responsiveness would get sluggish when navigating between tabs and some pages would stop responding to scrolling. Also, sometimes Chrome would fail to refresh the content--it would look like the same page was present on multiple tabs, and I'd have to go back-and-forth to trigger the refresh.
So... I don't know if there's some tweaking that can be done in Chrome to fix this. I did find one suggestion on HowToGeek
that shows one solution for crashes. I tried it and it does seem to be working, where Chrome is crashing less often, but the other problems persist. It's odd too, because Adobe seems to provide flash updates rather frequently, like one or two per month.
Anyone else here had Adobe Flash player problems with Chrome?