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Try This: Community Member Solutions and Workarounds

Overview & Warnings

Please note, many of these are specific solutions to specific issues provided by community members and may not work for everyone. Many others are known fixes and will work for anyone having the issue. Please, just be cautious if you try these and proceed at your own risk especially if you are adjusting system settings and not just Brave Browser settings!

Before you begin, always make sure you are updated to the latest Brave version and always backup the Brave Browser data folder preferably on an external device. You should copy the entire folder. You can restore the backup folder in the same location later if needed. You should also have a current system backup/restore point, especially if you will be changing any system settings or system config settings.

In many cases, these solutions or workarounds have been posted by several different people over time. I just picked up the one I ran across first and tried to use posts with screenshots. No disrespect intended to users who may have posted earlier. Also, if you have a post for this section (even if it is a duplicate) that provides additional information, please feel free to post it here or in a reply to this topic!

Browser Icons and Options and Displays Not Working as Expected

Errors, Messages, & Popups

Error & Error Messages (DNS; Not Secure; Redirects; etc)

Update broke DNS? - #4 by fanboynz

Brave BrowserThe Brave browser displays all websites as "Not secure" /"This connection is not private" - #2 by 289wk

Brave BrowserThe Brave browser displays all websites as "Not secure" /"This connection is not private" - #3 by NicolasL

Unable to verify GitHub-hosted Jekyll site because "we were redirected too many times" - #4 by andrewdillonpoetry

For users encountering NET::ERR_CERT_DATE_INVALID Error - by Mattches

Error code 159 and I can't load anything on Brave - #4 by thefleshcrux

Brave update error on Windows (Error Code 3) - multi-post info

New brave download won't install - #6 by Mattches (macOS Error Code 36)

Pop-ups & Messages (Status; Notices; Dialogues; etc)


Brave "notification" cannot be dismissed except by reboot - #3 by Mattches

Brave not blocking popup notification/message - #2 by fanboynz

Is there a way to stop a website from opening 'Changes you made may not be saved.' dialogue? - #15 by 289wk

Performance Issues Hodgepodge (Testing, Workarounds, & Solutions)

Flickering & Freezes

Frequent flickering of the whole brave browser window! - #3 by CerealLover

Black Screen Flickering Fix w/ Hardware Acceleration Enabled posted by @robchio86

Brave Freezes [Debian] since 1.37.111 - #8 by JimB1

Youtube & Video

Youtube and video players - #3 by CerealLover

Youtube page crashes after one minute of watching: error: out of memory - #2 by fanboynz

Frames Dropped on Youtube with AMD? I finally found the fix

Brave browser video playback frame dropping on 2k 165hz screen - #2 by fanboynz

Video Card Crashes when using Brave - #4 by m4rc3llo

Brave linux no sound in videos - (multi-contributors)

Sluggish & Drops

Sluggish Since Last Update with Some Sites Freezing Completely - #2 by CerealLover

Brave is very slow. Hardware Acceleration already turned off - #2 by fanboynz

Why does Hardware Acceleration Slow Down Brave so much

Mac Users - Try Turning Hardware Acceleration ON

Brave uses a lot of resources causing fatal errors - #2 by CerealLover

High CPU During Idle Tabs or While Browsing Sometimes

Why is Brave running TEN exe's at once in task manager?

Brave Browser Wifi Connectivity Issue (Wifi works on alternative browser) - #3 by fanboynz

Uphold Verification Error

Uphold Verification Error

Before you start

  1. Make sure you are updated to the latest Brave version and the OS of the device you are using is updated to the latest version
  2. Clear history/cache, exit Brave, and reopen. This works for some users without doing any additional troubleshooting.

If you have never received a payout to your Uphold account check the following.

  1. Make sure your account is verified at Uphold. Go to your profile page and there should be a verified date at the bottom.

    Example: Screenshot of a Verified Profile at Uphold
    Can’t verify and authorize the wallet, can’t connect Brave to Uphold - #2 by Impoiler
  2. Make sure all your personal information in your Uphold account is accurate and complete. For example, Uphold will verify your account with an incomplete address, but Brave needs your full address, including street number, street, city, etc.

Screenshots & Screen Captures (“How To”)

Misc Troubleshooting & Workarounds

Brave = Browser, leave it at that.

Information and Instructions Secure Storage Error Messages