Description of the issue:
For the last month, I have had constant crashing when using my MacBook Pro. I have spent this time trying to troubleshoot the issue, but it appears to be Brave being the one causing these crashes.
I have used Firefox and Safari, and I do not have the same issues, but it appears to be only Brave that appears to do it.
The issue happens on a number of sites, so there is no specific site causing this. The crash reports also don’t point to Brave, but more of a part of macOS, but brave is the only app causing this.
Here are some of the things I have tried:
- Reinstall Brave
- Disabled all extensions
- Disabled hardware acceleration
Disabling hardware acceleration has stopped these crashes, but I have noticed a decrease in animation performance and other animations on websites.
I do suspect that it has something to do with my GPU of the MacBook Pro (crash reports don’t point to Brave), but since this is only happening on Brave, I thought it would be good to raise this first, before contacting Apple Support.
Steps to Reproduce
1 ) Open Brave
2) If not already enabled, turn on the hardware acceleration option.
3) After some time (1 hour, to a couple of hours), clicking a tab will freeze macOS
4) After 25 - 30 seconds, macOS will restart and boot up again.
Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!):
No screenshots or video available due to the random nature of it.
Not to crash
Reproduces how often:
Every couple of hours, sometimes when waking up from sleep, sometimes days.
Operating System and Brave Version
MacBook Pro 16-inch, 2019
macOS Bug Sur 11.2
Version 1.20.108 Chromium: 88.0.4324.182 (Official Build) (x86_64)
I have attached an image of a crash report (I have three in total available). I would attach txt files, but not allowed due to being a new user.