Using Accessibility option Hover Text in locked mode causes Brave to crash on macOS Catalina.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Enable Hover Text
a. Open System Preferences > Accessibility > Zoom
b. Check “Enable Hover Text” to turn it on.
c. Hit the Command key 3 times to “Lock Hover Text”
- If necessary, open Brave
3.Do almost anything in Brave and within a minute it will crash.
I can’t give a screenshot — it happens too quickly.
I expected that Brave would perform like other Chromium based browsers, which do NOT display this problem (e.g., Chrome, Opera).
Reproduces every time I use Hover Text in locked mode.
macOS Catalina 10.15.7 (19H114)
Brave 1.19.90 Chromium: 88.0.4324.146 (Official Build) (x86_64)
I also tried it with today’s Brave nightly and beta versions. I don’t have the exact numbers on those, because I deleted them after I saw that they also crashed.
This was reported as far back as 12/2019. See:
Kenz mentioned using the command key for activation, but I found that the problem occurs no matter which key is used for activating Hover Text.
This is an accessibility issue, so I hope that it will finally get fixed.