I have been very frustrated with Brave recently. It has been very slow and definitely unsatisfactory. I believe I have saved ~10 hours with Brave, used it for slightly more than a year, so throughout the last 2 weeks I have been on the fence about leaving. I love(d) Brave, its speediness, and the amazing adblocking that it provided. However I cannot deal with the instability that Brave is having right now.
Description of the issue:
The main problem is this: I tried to switch to Edge, so I was ready to try to export my bookmarks, passwords, and history, There seems to be no such feature, which is rather annoying, but I can deal with it. The big problem now is Brave will not open, neither from my taskbar nor my search bar. It crashed after I tried to open settings.
This is one of the many problems that Brave has that is causing me to switch. Crashes, screen turning black randomly, and most recently performance is really bad for some reason. I want to love Brave because of how much time I’ve spent with it, and how happy I was when I discovered it, but it is so difficult to use right now. For now Edge Beta + uBlock Origin will be my choice, but I do hope to eventually come back to Brave. In fact when I discovered it I actually showed all my colleagues, who were very happy with it as well. I am sure that my situation is not a one time thing, as they have been experiencing slowdowns as well. I also used it for mobile but the lack of proper sync is somewhat frustrating as well… but at least it is not incredibly slow.
How can this issue be reproduced?
- Overload Brave with too many tabs/processes (?)
- When unresponsive attempt to wait
- When waiting fails, exit.
- Brave does not open
Brave should open but does not.
Brave Version( check
Not possible, I cannot open Brave. But it is most recent as I did not see the little “update” arrow.
I really really like Brave, but I also cannot have this happening…