Using Chromium compared to Brave under Ubuntu Unity I’ve noticed that Brave more-often will temporarily freeze while I’m typing – making it ambiguous as to whether my key-presses are being accepted. During these temporary freezes the screen frequently darkens to a gray before starting up again – which is typical of Unity behavior when the user interface is being blocked due to system load etc.
I’ve noticed that these gray-outs will happen when I’m not even using the system.
In order to prioritize this issue, metrics are needed. Metrics such as “Estimated Time Saved” in the Brave browser seem to me, subjectively, like they are more than offset by these freezes. Objective measurements on these freezes should be kept by the Brave browser by issuing frequent, but low overhead, interrupts to detect when they are not being serviced due to whatever it is that’s grabbing control away from user input.
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