Chrome App Player Crashes - Simple Solution

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There has been some discussion on the Chrome App Crashing on some users - specifically those running Win 7.  This issue has plagued my institution for a few months.  Because of the randomness of the crashes, I have not been able to pinpoint the cause.  Nevertheless, it can be daunting to power cycle these machines at various intervals - and it always seems to happen at the worst times.  

Here is my temporary fix:  Using the task scheduler, schedule a task that will shutdown and restart the machine when it is idle.   

This way, even if you are not immediately available to fix the problem, the machine will only sit on the desktop for about 15 minutes.  

Happy to share a walk through if needed, but its pretty straight forward.
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Thanks for sharing this. We are currently in the testing phase for a solution to this problem. It should also be noted that this does not appear to be an issue on Google Chrome's Beta or Development channels, so it looks like a fix is on the way.

We'll be updating documentation as soon as we have thoroughly tested our solution.