Lag on new tab launch

Just downloaded Brave for a spin and it’s been great, with one annoyance. Whenever I open a new tab the explorer bar lags for a while (more than 10 seconds) before whatever I type finally appears. I saw a similar issue was reported in April, and someone suggested then that it was a known bug in an earlier version of Chromium, but Chromium has updated from 73 to 75 and it’s still an issue.

The issue happens every time I open a new tab. If I alt-tab out of Brave I can’t alt-tab back in, as if the whole browser is frozen.

Windows 10
Brave 0.66.100


Thank you for reaching out to us.
Can you try disabling Hardware Acceleration and see if this helps resolve the issue?

Settings --> Additional Settings --> System --> Hardware Acceleration

Thanks for the response! I disabled hardware acceleration in settings a re-launched the browser. These first couple of times I’ve tried to open a tab there isn’t really a difference – the lag might be a little shorter, but it’s still a distinct 10-ish second pause.

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