Brave profiles not closing


Hi there,

How are you doing?

Are you seeing my tickets?

So I opened up a profile, then Xed out of it & when I clicked on a link in another program, it opened that closed profile over & over again.

I’m not sure that’s ever happened before.

Please don’t tell me that all of my Brave profiles are open in the background even the closed ones.

I just reformatted my HD & Brave is still taking up a huge amount of memory and I only installed the 4 basic extensions on every profile that I absolutely need.


Hi @OurFreeSociety welcome to Community :smiley:

Does this issue happen when you are clicking on a specific link or any link?

Hi @SaltyBanana

So I tried it 4 times.

Once it opened in the profile I was on (this one) just before testing it.

The next 3 times it opened up the profile I had just closed.

Also, there’s other threads I opened, can you answer them? This is another one, I think there’s 1-2 more.

And again, Brave takes up a huge amount of my memory.

I thought the issues were due to my computer, but it’s still happening after formating.

I don’t know if it’s b/c profiles aren’t closing or it’s just Brave in general.



I’m not happy

Hi @OurFreeSociety, apologies to hear you are experiencing this issue. It could quite possibly be because you’re running programs or functions in the background either through that other profile.

If you go to the hamburger menu on the further right corner of the browser and go to more toolstask manager this will give you an idea what is might be running in the background.

As for the additional profile that keeps getting redirected, you might see in the task manager tabs that might be running even though it has been closed. Additionally you could try closing those tabs through your main profile if you see this.
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Let me know if this helps in any way.

That other issue where it opens in a closed profile doesn’t seem to be happening anymore, but the HUGE memory issues is very very bad.

There’s Brave (the program, not a profile) that always shows up at the top which of course you can’t close & like I said in the other thread, I have LESS profiles open now since I reformatted & LESS windows open & even LESS extensions installed & I’m still having huge issues.

AND I even use tab suspender.


And here’s the new thread I just created re: the memory.

If we can’t fix this, I’m leaving. This is nuts, especially that you never responded to other people’s complaints about the same thing.

Are you using a tab suspender extension or a flag?

I don’t know what a flag is and I’m using taps suspender, yes.

I tried to look for another Suspender but amazingly enough, there is only this 1 and the one that got close down which I switched from and then the 3rd 1 where you actually have to pay for it and it doesn’t even have any features really.

I have a strong feeling that that particular extension is causing a lot of issues for you. Can you please try disabling it and testing to see if the behavior improves?

But I can’t @Mattches b/c if I do, my memory well get so bad that I can’t work.

Like I already said, I tried disabling it on one profile & my memory increased by 1-2%, maybe even 3. I can’t remember right now.


We are talking about two separate issues here. Your memory issue is one thing and I would recommend reading @clifton’s response to that thread.

For this issue, regarding profiles not closing, it may be due to the fact that tab suspender is holding info from these other profiles and thus ‘not closing them’. For the purposes of troubleshooting this particular issue, it is worth testing.

Oh, I see what you are saying. Sorry.

So you are saying I need to shut off Tab suspender for the 3 profiles I have open & you think that will release Profile 1?

Or open Profile 1 & turn off Tab Suspender & then close it again?

No worries.
I’m saying open all profiles, disable Tab suspender in all of them, then see if closing your profiles works as expected?

Hi there,

How are you doing?

So I had to wait until I talked to my website coder.

There is no way I can unsususpend every single profile I have (12) & leave them all open.

My computer will crash, so I will have to replace it with another tab suspender extension.

Is that going to be okay for testing?

And what about the cache not deleting? I had a thread for that that still hasn’t been responded to.

And also the wallet issues? You never responded to that either.