Trying to make Brave my daily driver, but it's freezing and spiking my CPU

Description of the issue:
In the last few days, I’ve moved all my Chrome profiles into Brave and started using it as my daily driver. But now that I’m really putting it through its paces (2-4 users/people windows open at once, many tabs open in each), I’m having serious performance issues. Loading and refreshing pages takes 30-60 seconds. Sometimes just trying to scroll freezes Brave for 30-40 seconds. When these issues occur, often Brave spikes my CPU, taking up to 144% at one point.

The only thing I’ve done differently in Brave than Chrome is that I’ve given each person/user a different theme to more easily tell them apart when CMD+`-ing between open windows.

Steps to Reproduce (add as many as necessary): 1. 2. 3.
Hard to say, other than open several users, open half a dozen tabs in each, and try to get about your surfing.

Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!):
See description above.

Expected result:
Smooth, fast loading and scrolling, like in other browsers.

Reproduces how often:
Any time I’ve opened more than a few tabs.

Operating System and Brave Version(See the About Brave page in the main menu):
Mac 10.11.6 on MacBook Pro Mid-2009 with 8GB of RAM
Brave 0.65.118

Can you try disabling Hardware Acceleration in settings and see if it improves performance?

Settings --> Advanced --> System --> Hardware Acceleration

Will try that. I’m guessing I have to do this separately for each profile?

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I believe so? But you can test it using one profile to start – if it doesn’t solve the issue for one profile it’s not (likely) going to solve it on another.

That’s a good point. :slight_smile:

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Seems to be better, FYI. Haven’t been using as my profiles lately though.
Thanks for your help, @Mattches.

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