The last few days, Brave has been running very slowly and crashing often. It seems to be taking up an inordinate amount of resources, too.
I’ve noticed that it seems to slow down gradually, i.e., when first opening the browser, it isn’t working too bad, but over time, it slows down, then begins to fail to load pages, then crashes. Some websites seem to be making things worse, especially Twitter.
I’ve tried restarting the browser and my system, more than once, with no effect. To my knowledge, the rest of my PC is running fine, and I haven’t updated anything recently. I’m running Windows 10, v. 1909, and Brave Version 1.18.70 Chromium: 87.0.4280.101 (Official Build) (64-bit).
I saw something similar in other threads, but didn’t see any solutions proferred. I’ve attached a screenshot of the Windows and Brave Task Managers: please note that in the screenshot, I was running a freshly opened single window of Brave with only one tab open, on the “New tab” screen, i.e., I hadn’t loaded any websites. I have no idea why Windows Task Manager said there were 7 instances of Brave running.
Normally I have a shitload of tabs open, and Brave copes with that fine. My best guess is that a recent browser update is bugging out; I note that I started seeing the “Tips” button from the Brave rewards program a few days ago, which might be related. (I’ve disabled it, but the problem persists.)
Please let me know if there’s any more information I can provide.