Description of the issue:*
Brave repeatedly freezes for about 5-10 seconds every 20 secs or so during use. A nightmare when typing stuff (like now), no obvious trigger - seems like something in the background is hogging it.
Firefox works normally as do all other applications and functions. No obvious signs of problem in System Monitor except one CPU is hitting 100% load every 20 secs or so.
On another (desktop) machine running same system software, same version of brave with same extensions and same updates all is normal. This one (a laptop) is the one most used for browsing.
The problem started about a week ago - no obvious correlation with changes/updates to the machine. Since then Brave has updated to latest version but no improvement.
How can this issue be reproduced?
- Install Brave, use for daily for six months
Normal responsive action
Brave Version( check
Version 1.17.75 Chromium: 87.0.4280.88 (Official Build) (64-bit)
I really don’t want to have to switch back to Firefox, and I also don’t want to uninstall and reinstall as I’ll loose all my settings, history etc.
I’m not (AFAIK) using any sync apart from a Floccus Nextcloud bookmarks extension, but this is also installed on the other machine and is working fine in itself on both.
I note that history has a ridiculous number of items in it - it seems that it never prunes itself - is that right? Surely there must be a way of only keeping history for a month, but the only options seem to be to delete items from the last hour/day/week/month/ever rather than to keep items for a week or a month.
I find history very useful, but could do with only having a months worth. But surely the size of the history can’t be causing these repeated freezes? Any suggestions, anyone else got the same problem?