Description of issue:
4 year old Dell Inspiron 7569 laptop, 64 bit Windows 10 Home. Browser and Windows 10 fully and completely updated. In my power & sleep settings I have it where my screen will turn off after a set period of time as I often step away from my laptop. But recently after it does idle when not attended and using, the tab I have left open in Brave freezes - clicking does nothing and it won’t let me scroll.
Clicking onto another Brave tab fixes this, but this never happened before about 2-3 weeks ago. I often step away from my computer and why I have the screen turn off. This EXACT same problem is happening with Google Chrome as well and started at the same time so likely related. I have verified that this problem does not happen with Microsoft Edge or Mozilla Firefox so I don’t believe this to be a laptop hardware issue.
I have installed no new extensions in past year, disabling current extensions (only 4) does not resolve this. Possibly related to a Windows 10 update?
How can this issue be reproduced?
- Leave a web page open on a Brave tab.
- Set “power settings” for screen to turn off after 10 minutes
- Come back when screen goes dark and try to continue where you left off, can’t do it, this browser tab is frozen.
Expected result: Performing above results in a browser freeze.
Brave Version( check
About Brave): V1.22.71 (64 bit)
**Additional Information: If you click on a different “tab” within the browser, this often releases the frozen tab up out of it’s freeze. Same exact problem now happening with Google Chrome! (but not Firefox or Edge).