I have used Brave on Windows 10 for some time now, and I am currently using:
Version 1.25.68 Chromium: 91.0.4472.77 (Official Build) (64-bit)
The browser was working fine on Thursday 27th. On Friday 28th, some sites were no longer working in Brave, although they were still working normally in other browsers on the same machine (Firefox, Chrome, Edge), and in other older browsers on different machines, including older versions of Windows, and also in Chrome on an Android phone. The sites which I use pretty well every day and which broke overnight include:
The way these sites have become broken varies slightly.
BBC News shows a very wierdly formatted page, as if the CSS is missing and the page has been formatted for a narrow screen.
Youtube Studio displays a completely white screen, nothing shows at all.
Movavi Tribe briefly displays the page as expected for an instant, and then goes to a white screen with a tab title of “undefined”.
The Worldometer site loads part of the page, but the country tables and graphics fail to load.
I have tried turning shields off, turning off just about every Brave feature I can find, allowing cookies, scripts, everything, turned off the GPU acceleration, cleared the caches, cleared the history, rebooted the PC, all to no avail.
I have, however, discovered that if I copy and paste the link to those sites directly into the URL bar, the sites work perfectly well in Brave, so it is almost like there is some timing issue on the pageloads. If I just put my cursor in the URL bar and press enter it also works perfectly. However, if I use the refresh button, that makes no difference.
I stress all these problems started happening on the same day. Thursday evening, everything was fine. Friday morning, many sites were broken. I’m guessing Brave must have auto-updated sometime during Thursday. I figure that if the download had become corrupted then it would have many more glaring errors than this.
I don’t know if anyone else has ever reported anything similar, or if this gives you any ideas what might be going wrong? Any suggestions welcome.