Description of the issue:
Hi, I recently started using Brave. I really like the clean UI design and ad blocking, but I’m experiencing extreme sluggishness when opening/closing and generally interacting with tabs. I believe it’s related to rendering. It happens with any website (even the new-tab page), but is more prominent when something like YouTube or Netflix is open. When opening a new tab, the tab “loading” icon is incredibly choppy, it takes a 15-30 seconds to fully render, and any videos in other tabs/windows come to a halt (although audio normally continues normally). If I open a YouTube video link, it will begin playing, but the page will, again, take 15-30 seconds to render. I’ll just hear the audio. In that time, if I click where the video will eventually rendered, it pauses (e.g. the site is working, but taking forever to render).
As some background, this is a fairly clean Brave installation with only one plugin installed (LastPass). I’m running on Arch Linux on a Dell XPS 15. I run the dwm window manager with no desktop manager. I’m using a dell dock with 3 external monitors all at 1080p (internal display is disabled). However, I’ve seen this issue even when only utilizing the internal display and no external displays.
I haven’t found anything online about a similar issue through searching around, so I assume this is something with my specific setup or configuration. I’m curious if anyone here has any ideas of what might be causing it? Thanks!
How can this issue be reproduced?
- Install Brave
- Open Brave
- Open a new tab
Tabs open relatively quickly, and switching between open tabs does not cause any lag or lockup of Brave.
Brave Version( check
The “About Brave” page lists version 1.15.72 w/ Chromium version 86.0.4240.75 (Official Build).