Published pages hangs in Brave Browser

Steps to reproduce

Open a obsidian published page e.g. Insider builds - Obsidian Help

Did you follow the [troubleshooting guide](


Expected result

The page loads correctly

Actual result

In some cases the page the page remains blank yet cpu usage is high.
In other cases the main page load but the graph doesn’t populate and the page is unresponsive in that I cannot click on links


Both Windows and Linux is affected, multiple laptops tested

Brave browser: Version 1.56.20 Chromium: 115.0.5790.171 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Additional information

Loading the page in MS Edge (which is also chromium based) on same computers work.

Adding to above. The problem seems to be a conflict with the Brave privacy shield. Despite nothing is reported as blocked by it, turning it off fixes the issue at least on

Note: I have also reported the issue to Brave using its report broken site with as example

works for me.

which brave version and env?

I did more digging.

It appears to be the shield setting “Block fingerprinting” which I have normally set to “Strict”.

If I lower this to standard then the pages work and setting it back up to strict breaks the pages.

Not sure what content on those pages that trigger the fingerprinting algorithm to break

I don’t know there aren’t even trackers by default in obsidian publish.
I am gonna move this to help, you follow up with the brave team.

Yeah it is odd since the shield finds nothing and I now there are no trackers.

At least now we know the workaround, if there is a FAQ or list of known issue I think it would be worth mentioning there.

EDIT: Could it be the mouse tracking and moving of content in the graph canvas it mistakes as a tracking thing?

I don’t know what the aggressive fingerprinting blocker does, maybe it’s the wasm that we use for generating the graph

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. Maybe it is the mouse tracking to manipulate the canvas content.

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