Strange Flickering on some but not all pages

bug
#1

Description of the issue:

On some sites and even then only on some pages within a site there is some strange flickering and boxes where it looks like part of the screen isn’t being updated properly or coming from a buffer which has been in use previously and still contains old part of the screen… Hard to describe properly so i’ve got a gif recorded with LICEcap…

Steps to Reproduce (add as many as necessary): 1. 2. 3.

For me I just need to log into Coinbase and it does it EVERY single time.

Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!):

As you can see, the first part of the gif shows the Dashboard and scrolling etc works as expected. However, as soon as you move to the Accounts section then the box on the left goes haywire with flickering, bits missing etc.

I used Chrome up until right before I installed Brave and have tried again since recording that Gif and Chrome works flawlessly. Also, just for completeness, it doesn’t matter if Shields are up or down in Brave, it still behaves the same…

Expected result:

Reproduces how often:

Every time

Brave Version(See the About Brave page in the main menu):

Version 0.61.51 Chromium: 73.0.3683.75 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Reproducible on current live release (yes/no):

Yes

Additional Information:

Like someone else has reported, it also blanks on the home page when you hover over a favourite icon or sometimes randomly, i’ve captured another Gif

Anyone got any ideas? I’m on a Mac, stuck at Yosemite v10.10.5 and cannot change as it’s work machine.

Thanks in advance guys and love the browser, you’ve all done a fantastic job!!

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#2

Have the same exact problem. Running Mac OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite and Brave 0.61.51 on a MacBook Pro Mid 2013, and the entire browser is flickering like crazy since the beginning of March. The new tab button is flashing upon hover, the location bar is only showing as an outline with no visible site/search suggestions, most web pages are showing up as a patchwork of previously shown web sites, and web sites drawn erroneously are scrolling slow as molasses.

Disabling ‘Use hardware acceleration when available’ will fix this issue - and, as such, this is probably the culprit of this bug.

I am writing an article for Norwegian newspapers regarding internet privacy where Brave Browser is highlighted as one of the alternatives to the terrifying tyranny of Google/Facebook (the irony being that Brave is based on Google’s Chromium, though as Chromium itself is based on Apple’s WebKit I still feel it’s a valid argument :wink: ), but this very visible bug is really making it difficult for me to make a case for Brave Browser…

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#3

@BryMD,
This is more than likely the case – Came here to suggest this myself.
@smitcher, can you test and confirm whether or not this resolves the issue?

Also, welcome (both of you) to Community :slight_smile::tada::tada:

#4

Thanks @BryMD and @Mattches , you are both 100% correct - that solved the issue…

I find it very strange that if I download Google Chrome then it doesn’t have this issue but Brave does by default?!? Is hardware accel off by default in Google Chrome; I feel they need to do the same for Brave otherwise your average Joe will not adopt it…

#5

Brave DIDN’T use to have this bug until fairly recently, so I assume it’s a bug that’s very possible to fix.

But yeah, my point exactly: Can’t get myself to advocate a browser that has such a visible deficiency to the public - even if it’s fairly easy to circumvent for the time being. Will retain my newspaper article for a while, and hope that the bug will get squashed soon - cause Brave ROCKS!

closed #6