Brave way too slow

Installed Brave, set it as default browser, but it barely works. Too slow, basically non-functional. What’s happening?

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Hello @4thelindab what version of Brave are you using?

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Hi @4thelindab,

Thanks again for writing in. What OS?

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Sorry to be away so long. Now back to Brave. Installed on Dell Inspiron 15, Windows 10, 64-bit OS. Brave version v 0.68.131 and Brave says it’s up to date. So, any ideas for allowing Brave to function as intended?!?!? Right now it’s useless!!! Thanks for your support!!!

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Sorry to be away so long. Now back to Brave. Installed on Dell Inspiron 15, Windows 10, 64-bit OS. Brave version v 0.68.131 and Brave says it’s up to date. So, any ideas for allowing Brave to function as intended?!?!? Right now it’s useless!!! Thanks for your support!!!

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If it helps any, I am seeing something similar. I have not been on line much over the last couple of weeks, but in that time my Brave experience has changed significantly. Here are particulars:

OS: Mac OS Mojave 10.14.6. Brave: Version 0.68.142 Chromium: 77.0.3865.90 (Official Build) (64-bit). There is a notable lag on browser startup (“notable” meaning 0.9-1.1s). There is a notable lag when clicking “=” for a new window. There is a notable lag after the blank window comes up, during which “chrome://newtab” shows in nav bar, before the Nav changes to “New Window”, then a bit later the stock “Ads and Trackers Blocked” summary window comes up. Then typing a straightforward URL, like google.com, has a similar lag before it renders.

Overall is it takes 8-9 seconds from a new tab to the google.com window rendering. Similar, if maybe a bit let lag seen when clicking on the x to close the tab.

CPU runs around 8-9% during all this.

Opening the “About Brave” window showed all of these things (6-7s to rendering), plus, mousing over the version info was jerky and blotchy, not smooth. The visual feedback was running behind the actual mouse position.

Chrome works fine. No other apps seems affected. Private windows are also slow. Tor windows are incredibly slow.

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Too bad, that sounds just like my experience. Brave works great on phone, but not my laptop. I think my Dell just may be too old, however, all other programs seem to function just fine!!! So far, no one else has an answer or solution. I’m back to using Chrome now!!! I hope you can find an answer, good luck!!!

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interesting I have not had this problem and I am on mojave 10.14.6… Although I use mostly the Brave Beta and Developer applications 99.9% of the time. How many extentions do you have on? I have had it where that drained my cpu and the battery and slowed down my browser.

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Good question. I should have included that. I use 3 key ones: Evernote Web Clipper 7.12.1, Session Buddy 3.6.3, and Vimium 1.64.6. Google Docs Offline 1.7 is also in the mix, but I use that less frequently.

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Have you tried turning off hardware acceleration? That has solved problems for me in the past.

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Hmmm. i have never used the Session buddy but have you tried to disable them and then try? if not i would try what @cynical13 said (great idea by the way).

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