Users complain new Gmail version slow, crashes browsers

A major new version of Gmail is causing performance problems for users.

Google didn't immediately reply to a series of follow-up questions, so it's not clear what percentage of people have access to the new version and how many are experiencing problems with it. It's also unclear when Google expects to have everyone on the new version and when the performance problems be solved.

What's clear is that the problems have unleashed a storm of complaints. A search, sorted by date, for "Gmail slow" in the Gmail Help Discussion forum returns about 35 pages of results related to problems with Gmail 2.0.

In addition to the main thread referenced earlier, here is a small sampling of the many others:

Newer Version gmail format is a joke

Slow scrolling in new GMail

Gmail SUPER SLOW

Newer Gmail Version is slow on my computer

new version very slow - HELP!

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Juan Carlos Perez

IDG News Service

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