Any way to temporarily disable Brave Browser Helper (Renderer)?

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I am learning Spanish on DuoLingo. If I complete two consecutive lessons perfectly, I am offered the opportunity to level up. Clicking the “Accept” button performs this. When I was using Safari, it was not uncommon at this point for the browser to spin out indefinitely. So I switched to Brave (currently running v. 1.25.72) and the problem went away – until yesterday. I activated the Activity Monitor and found that there was a process called “Brave Browser Helper (Renderer)” that was eating up an obscene amount of CPU, causing other things to grind to a halt.

Is there a way to disable this helper (at least temporarily while I do my DuoLingo)? And would this be likely to interfere with Duo?

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Can you try disabling Hardware Acceleration in settings to see if this resolves the issue?

You’ll find this in Settings --> Additional Settings --> System --> Hardware Acceleration

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