Thanks for the reply Mattches!
This was the exact info I was looking for. I did the first suggestion, copy/pasted that command in the terminal, it launched Brave, but was still the same issues. Went to settings, and oddly enough GPU was still enabled. I disabled it, and clicked the relaunch button, but still same issue persisted.
I then went to Application Support, took me a sec to remember that MacOS now hides the Library folder but I remembered a quick short cut. I went to copy the ‘default’ folder but it would quickly freeze the whole computer for a few minutes and then Id get this error below.
The Finder can’t complete the operation because some data in “.com.brave.Browser.ndVrvj” can’t be read or written.
(Error code -36)
I tried to locate this item through the whole default folder but couldn’t find it and finder/spotlight searches couldn’t find it either. And then feeling like an idiot I remembered this would be a hidden file with the “.” in front. Turned off hidden files through the terminal and quickly located it and removed it from the folder. Tried to copy the folder again and got this error.
The Finder can’t complete the operation because some data in “Cookies” can’t be read or written.
(Error code -36)
Removed ‘Cookies’, duplicated the folder, deleted the original ‘default’ folder, and launched Brave. It quickly launched and every site loads now. I then put the original default folder back but without those 2 ‘corrupt’ files mentioned above and it still works. So looks like those 2 were the culprits.
Also for as long as I can remember, whenever I would need to restore a previous session after my computer would crash(usually about 10 tabs) it would take Brave something like 10 mins to load those pages and then it would be fine. But this doesn’t seem to be the case anymore, seems to load pages as fast as Id expect. Hopefully it stays that way.