After multiple tab loss, constant random tab closure on new tab; profile crisis!


Description of the issue:

Hi, loving Brave so want/need it to be perfect so it’s more used! but, crisis:

in 1 of THREE open profiles, all chock full of tabs (other profile windows function normally), each window lost 90% of tabs (of 3 windows, one missing, 1 with tabs filling tab area, 1 with not even enough remaining tabs to fill area). horrible in and of itself, but not the main subject of this report.

after this problem, every time i open a new tab in the window with open tab-area space, another tab in the area closes itself a few seconds later. Every time, so predictable I recorded the screen as it happened, a 3mb download temporarily available here:
http://eris.nettrip.org:8888/brave-tabs-deletion-2022-07-29_10.01.14.mkv

How can this issue be reproduced?

  1. in an affected profile, open a new tab
  2. watch another tab disappears and appears under list of closed tabs

Expected result:
Never losing tabs or whole windows full of them in the first place;
New tab opens without affecting existence of any other tabs.

Brave Version( check About Brave):

Version 1.41.100 Chromium: 103.0.5060.134 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Additional Information:

I have ADHD and MS which leads inevitably to a ridiculous number of open tabs; attempts at controlling my own behavior have so far failed. At least I manage to separate out specific activity to an appropriate profile! Out of 8, at least 3 are regularly open at once, each with several windows containing a stoopid (like the censor) amount of tabs; I love and use the vertical arrow dropdown tab list/search all the time since i discovered it a few weeks ago.

System is lower-end HP intel core i3 box with 16gb ram. Running linux mint, 20.2 I believe, updates kept current.

thank you for your time (reading, developing, etc). cheers and stay safe out there.

I’m unable to view the recording you sent. Definitely seems like strange behavior though — do you have any extensions installed in the browser at this time?

hi, sorry for delay, expected to see alert in email of a reply!

would you like me to make another recording? because…
UPDATE: problem has persisted in the same way since an update and computer restart. I will paste the list of currently installed extensions here. PLEASE NOTE that the ‘tab keeper’ extension was installed AFTER this behavior was observed in the weak hope that it may help retroactively (apparently not)…

Adblock Plus - free ad blocker
3.14.1
Block YouTube™ ads, pop-ups & fight malware!
ID: cfhdojbkjhnklbpkdaibdccddilifddb
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Awesome Timesheet
1.21
Beautiful time tracking extension to get things done.
ID: jepmfegpglmmpcldolgpnfocekggingc

Checker Plus for Google Calendar™
29.3
See your next events, get meeting notifications and snooze events without opening the Google Calendar page!
ID: hkhggnncdpfibdhinjiegagmopldibha
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CommonKey
2022.5.27356
CommonKey | team password management and sharing for collaborative companies.
ID: chgfefjpcobfbnpmiokfjjaglahmnded
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2 more…

eID Chrome Extension
1.0.1
Chrome extension for the Belgium eID card
ID: bkbdaodnaecdijpajecpncpdomgcoakc
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background page (Inactive)

Evernote Web Clipper
7.25.0
Use the Evernote extension to save things you see on the web into your Evernote account.
ID: pioclpoplcdbaefihamjohnefbikjilc
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GNOME Shell integration
11
This extension provides integration with GNOME Shell and the corresponding extensions repository https://extensions.gnome.org
ID: gphhapmejobijbbhgpjhcjognlahblep
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extension.html (Inactive)

Google Translate
2.0.12
View translations easily as you browse the web. By the Google Translate team.
ID: aapbdbdomjkkjkaonfhkkikfgjllcleb
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Jitsi Meetings
0.2.8.18
A simple extension that allows you to schedule Jitsi Meetings.
ID: kglhbbefdnlheedjiejgomgmfplipfeb

JSON Viewer
0.18.1
The most beautiful and customizable JSON/JSONP highlighter that your eyes have ever seen. Open source at https://goo.gl/fmphc7
ID: gbmdgpbipfallnflgajpaliibnhdgobh
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background page (Inactive)

Kassi - Kodi/XBMC Remote Control
2.3.3
Kassi is a Kodi/XBMC Remote Control for Chrome
ID: jgannjdjlpnoibphpbmmfjkejcfhcmjp
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Lost and Unsaved Text Recovery
2.0.2
The plugin allows you to recover deleted, unsaved or lost text from a web form
ID: jbmgjfpepenggaeblnmpdbjapdhkjeep
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My S3 Browser
0.1.5
This extension violates the Web Store policy.
ID: lgkbddebikceepncgppakonioaopmbkk

OneTab
1.58
Save up to 95% memory and reduce tab clutter
ID: chphlpgkkbolifaimnlloiipkdnihall
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Tab Keeper
1.4
Automatically closes inactive tabs and makes it easy to get them back.
ID: opphlpkpklmjbglpifmecilchaknobgn
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Terms of Service; Didn’t Read
4.1.2
Get information instantly about websites’ terms of service and privacy policies, with ratings and summaries from the www.tosdr.org.
ID: hjdoplcnndgiblooccencgcggcoihigg
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Viking Deals
2.6.7
Never forget to grab a Viking Deal!
ID: cmjjfmkpcickmapganbaipcblolkapbm
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@alienation,
I would still wager that one of these is causing the issue. Can you please try creating a new browser profile and test to see if the issues occurs when using the profile?