When I have Brave open for a long time on my MacBook, the fan cpu fan comes on. Then after about 5 minutes Brave becomes unresponsive. It cannot be closed because the stoplights in the title bar are non-functional. Using the task monitor also will not shut down Brave. I even tried to force a reboot, and that failed because it was waiting for Brave to shut down. The odd thing is that the application monitor does not show the CPU pegged. But the application using the most ‘energy’ is Brave, and that application is also the only unresponsive one. But the CPU fan never comes on, and I mean never in the 5 years I have had this MacBook, except when Brave freezes.
As far as trying to repeat it, I noticed that this happens whenever I host a Zoom meeting, about an hour into the meeting. I do not allow Zoom access to my applications, so it cannot share screens, but I use Brave to research items that come up in the conversation.
So I can repeat this by:
- Starting a Zoom meeting
- Open Brave during the meeting
- Wait continue with the meeting for an hour.
- The CPU fan will come on. At that point, Brave is locked up. Every other app on the MacBook still functions.
I am on a MacBook Air, running macOS Catalina version 10.15.5
The Brave version is [Version 1.9.76 Chromium: 81.0.4044.138 (Official Build) (64-bit)]