Google Pages (Drive, Contacts, Gmail) freeze/lag in Brave

performance
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Description of the issue:

Google sites have freezing or lag issues.

Steps to Reproduce (add as many as necessary): 1. 2. 3.

  1. After using Google Drive for a while, the page will freeze on uploading files to a folder, or sometimes even scrolling in the files list.

  2. The Google Contacts legacy version pages freeze after a search for a contact - the contact search results appear, but the page freezes so that no contact can be opened.

  3. Options that don’t work:

  • refreshing the page is ineffective - remains frozen
  • duplicating the tab is ineffective - new tab is still frozen
  1. Eventually, in Drive, Brave opens a “tabs inactive” dialog:
  • choosing to retry is ineffective
  • stopping the process refreshes the page, so it can be used again
  1. Legacy Contacts usually freezes permanently, in a “waiting for Google” state.

  2. Some Google apps, like gmail, can experience major lags while typing.

Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!):

See above.

Expected result:

Work should flow in the normal way, without page freezes or major lags.

Reproduces how often:

Always in Google Legacy Contacts; after an indeterminate time (at least once a day) in Google Drive, periodically in Gmail.

Brave Version(about:brave):

Version 0.59.26 Chromium: 72.0.3626.64 (Official Build) beta (64-bit) - and previous versions.

Reproducible on current live release (yes/no):

Yes.

Additional Information:

While I use Brave for Android, and would love to use it in Windows as well, the disruption to my work caused by the issues listed above makes that impossible. While I realize that part of this problem probably originates with Google connectivity issues, I find that I must return to the Chrome browser unless and until this can be fixed. Regrets.

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#2

Have you tried clearing browser cache once and see if it helps? Do you have any extensions installed? Does disabling them help?

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