When attempting to open new browser instances or new tabs from following links from other applications or shortcuts - Brave sometimes takes 15s-30s to open and then load the page.
This issue exists solely on my custom built desktop - does NOT happen with my fully synchronized, store bought Windows laptop.
Desktop: ASUS 570 MB w/Ryzen7 8core CPU, 5700 GPU, 32g 3200mhz ddr4 & nvme m.2 pci 4.0 SSD. Machine is NOT OC’d in anyway (but i am using xmp profile for DDR4)
Laptop: Lenovo Yoga Flex w/10th gen i7, 16gb ddr4, nvme m.w ssd, integrated graphics
Using any other Chromium (Edge/Chrome) or Mozilla (Firefox) browser as the default browser on the problem desktop machine - this issue does NOT exist. Links open instantly…
Opening links from within other Brave tabs or windows - issue is barely perceptible (minimal lag)
Desktop is on hardwired gigabit network with gigabit internet service.
Laptop is 802.11AC based WiFi (5ghz) to same network.
Unable to reproduce this issue on a different machine.
Want Brave to work consistently on both machines - issue to the point where I may have to migrate to a different browser altogether and I do NOT want to (i prefer Brave over all other browsers)
Environment (same on laptop & desktop)
Brave Version 1.27.109 Chromium: 92.0.4515.115 (Official Build) (64-bit)
MS Win 10 Pro Ver 10.0.19043 bld 19043
So far, I have tried creating another profile in Brave (based on community comments and Brave Subreddit)
Disabling and removing all add-ins and extensions (which are all the same on both machines so seems unlikely this was the issue anyways - still i removed them all)
Fully uninstalling Brave from Desktop and reinstalling it
The following two hotlinks below are imgur posted screen caps illustrating the issue - but it is usually worse than these two examples I captured - today, it took over a full minute for a link I clicked on in Telegram Desktop App to open in Brave (was a youtube link).
HELP PLEASE - I AM NOT WILLING TO FORMAT AND REINSTALL WINDOWS TO RESOLVE THIS
Thank You In Advance!!!