I want to add a clarification for this issue.
I am using macos (latest version, irrelevant) on a macbook pro 15’’
This kind of laptop has integrated graphics (on cpu) and dedicated (AMD video card)
All apps are expected to determine whether dedicated graphics are needed or not.
This goes from very smart detection, Photos and Safari (where dedicated graphics would be used had the laptop be plugged to power, but when it is not the simpler/slower functions of integrated graphics are being used because battery is the highest priority when on battery)
To less savy apps, but decent in detection - for instance Google Chrome. Chrome would fire up dedicated graphics when needed 9although the page would do fine without it). An example of such page is maps.google.com. Most of the times, and especially when a page goes dormant (the great suspender - something by default in Brave - thanks guys!) Chrome will allow the video to return to integrated graphics and energy drain is close to the one safari has.
Brave fires up dedicated graphics even for a blank page!
This seems like a minor issue, but I think it is a serious usability one for users of macos on MBP with dedicated graphics cards (not 13’’) that run often on battery. Basically it prevents me from using the browser altogether and this is a shame as I like the idea of donating to the sites I visit.
Since Brave is close to Chrome, maybe there’s a short/unexpensive way to solving this…