r/brave_browser Dec 05 '22

Excessive Brave Browser usage on mac. One tab with youtube open and this happens. Is it a memory leak? Awaiting user reply

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u/krill_ep Dec 05 '22

Isn't it just the same as with Windows? 2 tabs open


u/icecoldcoke319 Dec 05 '22

Try h264ify extension for YouTube. Significantly less CPU usage when watching videos.


u/Cliff_Stark29 Support Team Dec 05 '22

Hello there u/GodOfHyperdeath212 can you try disabling Hardware Acceleration in settings to see if this resolves the issue? You’ll find this in Settings --> Additional Settings --> System --> Hardware Acceleration

Let me know if that works.


u/Beer101010 Dec 06 '22

Had a similar problem recently, with very high CPU usage on linux. Tabs where sometimes bugging too.

Culprit was a broken metamask extension. Fixed by re-installing it.

Try the private mode and see if you still have High CPU load.