Recently Gmail started freezing for 5-10 seconds after I open emails. It becomes completely unresponsive, no scrolling, no nothing. I can switch tabs and applications. I'm using Chrome and I haven't tested in other browsers but it's definitely happening on at least two computers.

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    Have you tried with a different browser? There's probably little you can do, except perhaps have fewer messages for the app to try to display. – ale Jan 30 '14 at 18:06
  • @AlE. I found an answer to this: disabling the people widget seems to fix it. Source: songzdev.quora.com/… – 2xj Jan 30 '14 at 18:12
  • @AlE. I tried to answer it myself but I don't have enough reputation yet so I have to wait 8 hours to post. You're welome to answer in the meantime if you'd like. – 2xj Jan 30 '14 at 18:13
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    No, you found a solution. You should get the credit. – ale Jan 30 '14 at 18:55

Turning off the people widget in Gmail's settings fixes this.

Go to your Gmail settings

Scroll down and select "Hide the people widget"

Credit goes to Song Zheng for figuring this out and posting about it: http://songzdev.quora.com/Gmail-slow-and-sometimes-freezing-Solution?srid=uUcK&share=1

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