7 Posted by Stephen Kervin on 28 Apr, 2012 04:17 PM
I have posted about this issue months back and tried the beta.
The BETA does the same thing!
Is there is any chance of a fix for this in the pipeline, its
becoming so unuseable I might as uninstall the exention as I can
never use it. It use 100CPU for over 10 minutes at a time, dozens
of a times a day for no reason. Once it starts there is no useing
it as the plugin is unresponsive. You can kill the plugin and
restart it , but often that requires restarting chrome for
everything to be ok again, although you sometimes get away with
Its a really annoying problem making the plugin unsuable.
Support Staff8 Posted by Kyle Swank on 30 Apr, 2012 03:26 PM
We've noticed that this issue tends to happen mostly when users
leave Chrome running for long periods of time. As a suggestion for
the time being, you can try restarting the browser between usages
and this should prevent it from happening.
We'd love to fix this, but when none of us here on the team can
reproduce it we have trouble fixing the problem. It seems that only
a small number of our users are encountering this problem and that
is making it difficult to address.
I've added your discussion to the short list we have going of
similar issues. Hopefully we can get back to you both with some
more details soon.
10 Posted by Stephen Kervin on 01 May, 2012 09:43 PM
Hi, thanks for the reply.
I do always leave my machine and browser running , I am a mac
user after all :) so match your criteria.
I use a lot of tabs continuously and a restart of chrome is a
loss of 5-10 of time as all the tabs reopen and the browser kicks
starts itself. I run usually 10-15 tabs of various websites . The
persistent websites are google services like gmail and google docs
plus Facebook .
Alan: yes I too had hope at first but it "returns quiet soon"
I am experiencing the same problem for a while now and have been
hoping that one of the beta's will make it magically disappear, no
luck so far. I live and work through Chrome, so we're talking 2-3
Chrome windows open with a good 30-40 tabs each. And I leave both
the computer and Chrome running indefinitely - or at least, for the
past half year or so, until the 1password Extension starts eating
up 100% of my CPU and I need to force kill Chrome's main program.
Force killing the extension's Chrome Worker drives Chrome haywire
and makes all the different Chrome Renderers eat up all remaining
I realize that I'm in the 0.1% of users who runs Chrome that
heavily and keeps the program up that long, but it is a serious
problem for me. Recommending me to restart more often won't be much
of a solution; nothing else in my workflow hampers working this way
except for the 1password extension.
That is a fair number of Chrome windows and tabs, and you're
probably right that you're in a small percentage of our user-base
who use Chrome that heavily, that doesn't however mean that the CPU
usage bug isn't a problem, we need to fix it for everyone and we're
still tracking down the root cause.
Have you tried disabling auto-save by going to the Settings >
Logins section of the Chrome extension and unchecking 'Ask to save
new Logins'? If you do that you can stills save Login items
manually as such:
Navigate to the web page in question using your web browser of
Enter your username, password, and any other required fields if
applicable (security code, PIN, etc), but DO NOT submit the
Click the 1Password button in your browser's toolbar, and
select the "+" button in the upper right hand corner.
Change the title and make any notes (if desired).
Click the Save button in the upper right hand corner.
I'd be interested to know if turning off auto-save helps you at
The longer you leave it running the more it happens is my impression. The
more you restart chrome the less it happens.
In answer to the previous question, is its weeks or months. I never close
my browser unless an update requires a reboot.
Another thing I have noticed is its defenitely worse after a sleeping and
waking the machine (mac osx). Is there anyone else out there experiencing
this problem who is either not a mac user or has the problem with out
sleeping the machine. ?
We agree, it is just that the problem is that there are
inactivity bugs in Chrome that affected some extensions, the longer
you keep it open or inactive for a long time, something inside
Chrome caused some extensions to hanged for a while. Restarting
Chrome is the quickest resolution at the moment until Google can
fix some more of those bugs.
According to Google/Chromium, they believe they fixed the issue
in Chrome Canary 21 or the latest version of Chrome Developer
version of 20.
If you don't mind, I'd recommend trying Chrome Dev 20 instead
and see if it'll help. This link will take you to the Developer
version of Chrome:
Using 1password mac - Error in chrome extension - can't use
short cut command "\"
also when I click on key in tool bar and enter master password it
does not connect, just counts connecting 1, 2,3 ...
extension version 18.104.22.168499
1 password Version 3.8.19 (build 31419)
So, I’m on Chrome 20.0.1132.57 (stable & up-to-date) and this is still happening. This time, I restarted my computer within the last 14 hours, and had maybe 30 tabs (7 of which were those extremely basic Craigslist pages.)
Have people been having success with Chrome Dev channel?
PS, just bought a family pack. Trying to get my mom + siblings all set up with 1Password & Dropbox.
23 Posted by Risto Hänninen on 15 Aug, 2012 05:40 PM
I have the same problem and it's driving me nuts. I've had it
since installing 1Password. OS X 10.7.4. & Chrome Version
21.0.1180.77. Got approximately 30 tabs open.
1Password at some point starts using 100% CPU and does not calm
down. Only option is to kill the 1Password extension process in
Chrome. I keep my computer running constantly and only close tabs
when I'm done with them and only close the browser when I need to
restart my computer (only for updates). I restart Chrome only for
The browser extension and whole 1Password is pretty much
unusable for me since I purchased it. Too bad I probably can't get
my money back from the Mac App Store due to the browser extension
ruining everything as the extension is separate from the main
Overall I'm very disappointed in how 1Password works. It's a
nice idea, but the user experience is just poor due to bugs like
this & few other things I won't get into now.