I launch Brave Browser from a shortcut on the task bar. Since a recent Chrome OS update, the text/picture in a Brave tab is sometimes ‘garbled’, but this does not affect the underlying crashing which occurred before the update and continues now. The crash occurs when using an incognito tab and seems to be ‘time based’ like something was ‘filling up’ to cause the crash. Time varies, but in the 2-20 minute region. The crash varies - sometimes just the incognito tab, sometimes the whole of brave and sometimes the whole OS - needing to reboot the whole device to recover the situation. This then is defeating the Chrome OS sandbox? How can this issue be reproduced?
Chrome OS is running continuously except for planned updates and to recover from a Brave crash. Chrome browser has a small number of extensions.
Launch brave, launch an incognito tab, carry out searches, search within websites read text/watch video
Crashes as described above, frequently enough for me to want to fix rather than tolerate.
Expected result: Brave browser incognito tab does not crash in normal use
Brave Version( check About Brave) - Brave 1.43.93, Chromium, 105.0.5195.127
OS Android 11; Build/R105-14989.85.0
Additional Information - Brave Browser downloaded from Google Play Store because a previous attempt to use the Linux setup failed. Running Brave on a modern ASUS Chromebox using Chrome OS - I have applied every available update @ 180922.
Does it happen just with Brave or other Apps as well? And, since Brave crashes in incognito mode, do you have crash logs here- brave://crashes/? Do you have enabled “Automatically send diagnostic reports” here- brave://settings/privacy?
I know nothing about Android but the graphical glitches problem with tabs rings a bell and has been occurring on desktops, mostly in windows environments. Might want to try to enable Vulkan at brave://flags#enable-vulkan and see if that works. The description does indicate the flag is available for Android.
Nice. The well-spotted award goes to Chocoholic. Now about crashes, for me, even a crash in Incognito Mode creates a crash file in brave://crashes/ (to force crash- brave://inducebrowsercrashforrealz). But I don’t know why itsn’t creating a crash file for you.
Do you have extensions enabled in Incognito Mode, can you try running Incognito mode without them? brave://extensions/ > Details. Neverthless, Tagging @Mattches@SaltyBanana for more clarity.
Thanks for reaching out. Pinged the team about this — we often get some weird behaviors from Chrome OS. Will have to wait to see what they say as I actually do not have a Chromebook to test at this time. What’s particularly strange is that nothing is showing up on the brave://crashes page. Any time the browser crashes, whether using a Private window or not, the crashes should be recorded.