@yourmom could you do the 3-4 basic/common troubleshooting steps to see if any of them have an impact? Try each step independently, not all at once. (so it’s easy to know the issue)
Disable hardware acceleration
Open in Private Window
Create a new browser profile
Does this also happen if you were to open Chrome?
Have you enabled anything in brave://flags? If so, Reset All and see if it changes anything. (unfortunately these changes carry through to new profile and all, so that’s why I’m asking this separately). Obviously keep track of what you changed in case you want/need to change it back.
these do not help
i have a lot of Chromium in my laptop (“ungoogled-chromium & tempest”) all of them are normal, even though there are many tabs open (even with two Chromium browsers open)
Now i have been temporarily using Tempest Browser for almost a month without any problems even though i have 13 active extensions
this is definitely Brave problem which started almost two months ago
there was all good before version 50! that means i can download and use version 49 right now without any high CPU usage stuff
i even messaged brave support on twitter on Jun 8, 2023 but they didn’t care
Sure, I have an m1 macbook pro (16Gm 2020 modal), and have 3 different Brave builds running at the same time too. I responded in the same way.
Why was HW Accerlation disabled? and disable all extensions. Both will impact your system resources. And its not “a brave issue”, both options in other browsers will have similar penalties on CPU. Also enabling Memory saver via brave://settings/system will help.
You’ll notice that that dude stopped replying, right? And that dude had hardware acceleration off just like you do. Neither of you have responded to say that you’ve tried turning on hardware acceleration and still encountered the problem.
And I don’t know which way I’m supposed to read your response when you say that those do not help. Can you confirm if you’ve actually attempted in a private window and in a new profile? You also did not respond as to whether you have activated any flags.
Just as a note, just because an extension does show “high CPU” in task manager, doesn’t mean it doesn’t impact browsing speed/page rendering. Not a Brave specific thing, limiting as many extensions as possible will help with perf of any browser.