I recently updated to Catalina on Mac (from High Sierra). I generally use Brave and would prefer to not have to switch so I hope this can get resolved.
The issues are:
Since updating to Catalina, Brave Browser has 2 issues:
- It very easily triggers the loud computer fan to run, even with few tabs open.
- It consistently tests (via speedtest.net, same test used on all) as running at least half the speed (or slower) than it should be.
In comparison, Safari and Firefox are running at proper speeds. It is an ethernet connection. Also in comparison: Chrome exhibits similar behavior (triggers fan to run too much + internet speed at least half-speed) to Brave, so perhaps it is a Chromium-build issue.
I’d prefer not to switch browser so I hope this can get resolved, the most important part being the fan running getting triggered (even with few tabs open).
What I’ve already tried, none of which helped at all:
- Removing an unnecessary extension and disabling another;
- Creating a new profile with no extensions,
- Turning off/on/off/on Hardware Acceleration,
- Updating to latest version,
- Restarting browser numerous times,
- Testing with various different internet connection set-ups.
I would expect Brave Browser to behave similarly to Firefox (where I have a similar set-up in terms of extensions/etc) or Safari both in terms of how much it causes the computer fan to run and its internet speed, with similar use (which is how I’m testing it). I don’t want to have to switch browsers (and won’t be downgrading or upgrading my MacOS from Catalina) so I hope it can get resolved, the most important part being the fan running excessively with Brave.
. Brave version: 1.25.68 Chromium: 91.0.4472.77 (Official Build) (x86_64)
. Mac version: 10.15.7
. Internet speed tested directly without browser: approx. 230Mb download
. Internet speed on Safari: approx. 230Mb download
. Internet speed on Brave: ranges from 40Mb-110Mb (at least half-speed of what it should be).
. (Service provider Spectrum says speed in general should be at least 140Mb)