Brave Crashes immediately after start up - after updating Mac OS

Description of the issue:
I recently updated MacOS to Sonoma 14.4.1 on my iMac
I hadn’t noticed any issues until this morning. Upon launching the browser, it hangs, I see spinning beach-ball and then it closes. I can’t get it to stay open.

Steps to Reproduce (add as many as necessary): 1. 2. 3.
I downloaded and reinstalled the browser. Still broken.
Restarted computer. Still broken.

Reproduces how often:
Constantly this morning. Unable to get it to load. Was working last time I used it. No updates or changes to computer as far as I know.

Operating System and Brave Version(See the About Brave page in the main menu):
macOS Sonoma 14.4.1
Most current (I assume, since I can’t get it to open.)

Additional Information:
On my MacBook Pro laptop, running the same OS, it’s not crashing. MacBook is running Brave version 1.64.122 Chromium 123.06312.122

Does installing Brave Beta or Nightly work?

I don’t know how to do that. Where can I find Brave beta? And what is Nightly?

Do you see any crash logs for Brave in the Console ?

None. And nothing in the system log that I can see.

The brave app launches, then, about 5 seconds in, it freezes and shuts down. And this isn’t showing in the crash log. It’s almost like it’s trying to load something and that’s causing the crash. But I can’t get in there fast enough to make any changes.

Thanks for the console reminder. It’s been ages since I’ve had to debug.

Update: I downloaded Brave Beta. It’s working perfect.

Something must have corrupted the app. Not sure what (which bothers me). But at least I’m up and running again.

There’s a freeware uninstall utility for Mac called AppCleaner. It removes more than just dragging the app to the Trash. Might try it on the stable version of Brave and then re-install.

I dont think the app is corrupted… i suspect that an extension or web site could be the cause. For diagnostic purposes, you could launch with extensions disabled from Terminal like this:

open -a "Brave" --args --disable-extensions

Or force incognito mode like this:

open -a "Brave" --args --incognito

Dont be too quick to purge the app and browsing history: if you can isolate the cause, the bug can be fixed so the issue does not reoccur.

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