My Gmail is scrambled!
December 9, 2010 6:26 PM   Subscribe

My Gmail 'standard view' is garbled - the icons, text, and other elements are placed randomly over the screen. Help!

This began when I started tethering my HTC Desire HD to my computer. Images in my browser began to be displayed in low quality (i.e. a lot of dithering) and my Gmail became scrambled unless I viewed it in 'basic html' mode. I figured it was due to the slow speed of my phone's GPRS connection.

Now that I'm using a decent wifi connection again, these problems are persisting! Please help!

I'm using Chrome 8 on Windows 7.
posted by edbyford to Computers & Internet (10 answers total)
is your browser set to use an image caching proxy by your phone/cell provider? in Chrome that's under the wrench, options, under the hood...
posted by jrishel at 6:53 PM on December 9, 2010

I've checked under all the options, and even restored Chrome to its default settings but it seems to have made no difference. Gmail is still the same.
posted by edbyford at 2:24 AM on December 10, 2010

I've just uninstalled the HTC Sync software (as a precaution), and cleared my Chrome cache. Facebook images seem to be normal now.

However Gmail is still scrambled!

posted by edbyford at 2:31 AM on December 10, 2010

clear your browser cache and then reload gmail.
posted by jrishel at 6:11 AM on December 10, 2010

I've tried that - it's not working I'm afraid! Any other suggestions?
posted by edbyford at 7:25 AM on December 10, 2010

Only on chrome or does this effect firefox ie, etc, also?
posted by empath at 7:27 AM on December 10, 2010

Does it work in other browsers? When I have that problem in Firefox I hit to reload the style sheet and it fixes it. Does chrome have a similar command?
posted by Four Flavors at 10:21 AM on December 10, 2010

I hit control + F5, that is.
posted by Four Flavors at 10:41 AM on December 10, 2010

It's only in Chrome, Gmail loads fine in IE.

I tried pressing Control + F5, Shift + F5... neither works. Thanks for the suggestion though.

Any other ideas?
posted by edbyford at 2:25 AM on December 11, 2010

I re-installed Chrome - that's fixed it. Thanks for your help! :)
posted by edbyford at 3:41 AM on December 11, 2010

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