Description of the issue:
After opening a new tab or window Brave immediately becomes unresponsive for up to 7 or 8 seconds. This may not seem so long, but I am constantly opening new windows and tabs. This quickly becomes a major inconvenience.
Steps to Reproduce (add as many as necessary): 1. 2. 3.
Open a new tab or window using any method you prefer.
Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!):
Brave locks up and becomes unresponsive for up to 7 seconds.
New tab or window is opened and I can immediately navigate to a website.
Reproduces how often:
Every single time.
Operating System and Brave Version(See the
About Brave page in the main menu):
MacOS Catalina version 10.15.4
Brave [Version 1.8.86 Chromium: 81.0.4044.129 (Official Build) (64-bit)]
I first tried disabling extensions and them completely removing all extensions. I tried disabling all components of the new tab screen. I tried restoring settings to their original defaults. Finally I created a new profile and tried that. With the new profile opening new windows or tabs was again fast and responsive. I would be happy to switch to the new profile, but I cannot find any way to import all my history data from my previous profile.
I could be wrong, but it appears to me to be related to my bookmarks. Upon reflection I realized that the trouble started after I used the functionality in Brave to sort my bookmarks alphabetically. I then rearranged them to show some specific ones on the bookmarks bar.
Just now I exported all my bookmarks and other password data and completely deleted all my profiles and reset Brave. Then I observed that in the newly created profile everything was very quick, no delay when opening a new window/tab.
However, after importing my bookmarks it slowed down again. Not as bad as it had been in my old profile, but no longer instantly responsive. This occurs whether I have the bookmarks bar visible or not.
Why would my bookmarks affect the load time of new windows/tabs whatsoever?
I was wrong, the problem isn’t remedied at all. After using my browser for less than an hour new window/tabs again lock up the browser for 8 seconds or more.