Description of the issue:
The memory usage of “Extension: Brave” gradually creeps up over time. Steps to Reproduce (add as many as necessary): 1. 2. 3.
I watched a bunch of videos on youtube and when I periodically checked the task manager its memory usage was higher each time Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!):
Even Vivaldi uses less ram than Brave after a while of browsing because it doesn’t leak Reproduces how often:
Every time I use the browser Operating System and Brave Version(See the About Brave page in the main menu):
Version 1.39.122 Chromium: 102.0.5005.115 (Official Build) (64-bit)
I have noticed this many times and there currently is only one fix… Shut down computer and restart. This will fix the issue for 3-7 days before it starts becoming an issue again and Brave will start memory leak, crashing tabs etc. I have 32gb of ram and my pc used to be able to have over 200x tabs open no issue with other browsers like waterfox 64. Brave on the other hand has issues with more than 30-40 tabs.