Brave shows empty page when not visible on screen

Description of the issue:

On Windows, when alt-tabbing through my windows, Brave will show an empty page if it isn’t visible on my screen.

This may be on purpose, but I find it a little off-putting, as no other application I use doe this. Nor have I found any reference to this behavior. Not as a bug, nor as a feature.

I have found a bug report about empty pages, but this is a bug where the empty page is there even when Brave is the active window.

**Steps to Reproduce (on Windows 10):

  1. Open Brave, maximized and with a page loaded
  2. Open another application, not maximized
  3. Press alt-tab --> you can see the preview of the loaded page in Brave
  4. Maximize the other application
  5. Press alt-tab --> you can see the preview of Brave, but with an empty page

Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!):

See this video

Here is a screenshot of Brave maximized, and the other application not maximized. The result is as expected:

Here you can see the the preview of Brave shows an empty page. The other application (Explorer) is now maximized over Brave:

I tried setting both Brave and Explorer as non-maximized. I then resized Explorer so that it is entirely over Brave. When I drag the left border of Explorer to the right, to slowly expose Brave, it is empty (until I release my drag):

I suspect the Brave removes the page from view if it isn’t being drawn on the screen?

I also tested this with Edge and Chrome. These don’t show this behavior.

Expected result:

I expect the webpage to be visible when I use alt-tab and when I resize or drag an other application away from over Brave.

Reproduces how often:

Consistently, every time

Operating System and Brave Version(See the About Brave page in the main menu):

Windows 10 64bit 1809
Brave Version 0.65.121 Chromium: 75.0.3770.100 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Thank you for reaching out! Excellent report – lots of detail!
We actually have an open issue for this right now and we’re tracking Community posts here:

A post was merged into an existing topic: Screen is grayed out as soon as I alt + tab?

Appreciate your information – i’ve merged it into the thread linked above :slight_smile:

This bug also affects me. Whenever brave is not the window in focus, it becomes a grayed out/back screen in any previews image. It does this on ALT+TAB and even when you hover the mouse on the taskbar.

I am using Windows 10 x64 update 1903, and Brave Version 0.66.99 Chromium: 75.0.3770.100 (Official Build) (64-bit).

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