Last Updated on March 26, 2023 by mishou
As usual, I asked ChatGPT:
Brave Browser often shuts down even after re-installation. Any suggestions?
If you’re experiencing frequent crashes or shutdowns with Brave Browser, there are a few things you can try:
Check for updates: Make sure that you're running the latest version of Brave Browser. You can check for updates by clicking on the three vertical dots in the upper-right corner of the browser window, selecting "Settings," and then clicking "About Brave." If an update is available, follow the prompts to install it. Clear cache and cookies: Sometimes, a buildup of cached data or cookies can cause Brave Browser to crash. Try clearing your browser's cache and cookies by clicking on the three vertical dots in the upper-right corner of the browser window, selecting "Settings," and then clicking "Clear browsing data." Make sure to select "Cookies and other site data" and "Cached images and files" before clicking "Clear data." Disable extensions: Third-party extensions can also cause Brave Browser to crash. Try disabling all of your extensions by clicking on the three vertical dots in the upper-right corner of the browser window, selecting "More Tools," and then selecting "Extensions." Toggle off all of your extensions to see if this resolves the issue. Disable hardware acceleration: Brave Browser uses hardware acceleration to improve performance, but this feature can sometimes cause crashes. Try disabling hardware acceleration by clicking on the three vertical dots in the upper-right corner of the browser window, selecting "Settings," scrolling down to "Advanced," and then toggling off "Use hardware acceleration when available." Reinstall Brave Browser: If none of the above steps work, try uninstalling and then reinstalling Brave Browser. To do this, go to the "Add or Remove Programs" section of your computer's settings, select Brave Browser, and click "Uninstall." Then, download the latest version of Brave Browser from the official website and follow the prompts to install it.
If you continue to experience issues with Brave Browser after trying these steps, you may want to contact Brave Browser support for further assistance.
The reinstallation of Brave Browser doesn’t work. Show me how to launch Brave Browser from a new profile on Arch Linux.
If reinstalling Brave Browser doesn’t solve the issue on Arch Linux, you can try launching the browser from a new profile. Here are the steps to do that:
Open the terminal: To open a terminal window, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard. Create a new Brave Browser profile: In the terminal window, type the following command and press Enter:
This will launch Brave Browser using a new profile located in the /tmp/brave-profile directory.
Test the new profile: Check to see if Brave Browser runs without any issues using the new profile. If the browser runs smoothly, you can continue to use it with the new profile. If you still encounter issues, try launching Brave Browser with additional options to troubleshoot the problem. For example, you can try launching Brave Browser in incognito mode by running the following command:
brave-browser –incognito –user-data-dir=/tmp/brave-profile
Delete the new profile: After you're finished testing, you can delete the new profile by closing Brave Browser and running the following command in the terminal:
rm -r /tmp/brave-profile
This will remove the directory containing the new profile.
By launching Brave Browser from a new profile, you can isolate issues and troubleshoot problems that may be related to your user profile. If the problem persists even after launching Brave Browser with a new profile or additional options, you may want to contact Brave Browser support for further assistance.
I have run the following code:
brave browser --user-data-dir=/tmp/brave-profile
Now Brave Browser works well. Thank you, ChatGPT.