My Brave browser started crashing and when I reopen it, it’ll crash again within minutes.
I tried to use Apple’s Crash Report Console to see any error messages but there aren’t any crash reports. I am able to see something in Apple’s “system.log” Console when the browser crashes. Not sure how helpful they are but here it is the moment the browser crashes:
Jun 25 13:47:37 V-MacBook-Pro Brave Browser Helper: Libnotify: notify_register_coalesced_registration failed with code 9 on line 2835 Jun 25 13:47:37 --- last message repeated 16 times --- Jun 25 13:47:37 V-MacBook-Pro Brave Browser Helper: Libnotify: notify_register_coalesced_registration failed with code 9 on line 2835 Jun 25 13:47:37 --- last message repeated 16 times --- Jun 25 13:47:37 V-MacBook-Pro com.apple.xpc.launchd (application.com.brave.Browser.12896487934.12896488895): Service exited due to SIGABRT
Steps to reproduce:
It randomly crashes even when I’m not using it. I could leave a blank tab open and it’ll randomly crash. I found a way to reproduce it but it doesn’t cause it to crash all the time:
- Open a new tab of the Dashboard
- Scroll down to see “Brave News”
- Crashes immediately
Again, scrolling for Brave News doesn’t crash it every time. I would say 2 out of 5 times. Other 3 times, it’ll load Brave News without issues.
Reproduces how often:
Scrolling for Brave News would cause a crash ~2 out of 5 times. Other than that, it’s random crashes.
Operating System and Brave Version(See the
About Brave page in the main menu):
OS: macOS Big Sur 11.2.1
Brave Browser: 1.39.122
I’ve tried to turn off “Use hardware acceleration when available” which seem to have reduced the number of times it crashes but it still happens few times a day. Please help! I don’t want to go back to Chrome.