MacOS - Google Docs first load blocked by rainbow dot


Brave 0.19.105
macOS 10.11.6


You see the Google docs page start to load, but stop with a never-ending animated rainbow dot.


Using new google account in Brave, went to Google Docs for the first time.
NOTE: this might not happen if you have used Docs (successfully) already.

Click on the Brave Shield, go to “Shields down”.

The page will complete loading, and load successfully in the future (even when you turn shields to “up”).