Brave Browser Discussion & Update Thread

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by emmjay, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. mood

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    Brave Browser v0.65.118 Released (June 6, 2019)
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    0.65.118
    • Added sidebar navigation for brave://settings. (#958)
    • Added Terms of Services link prior to Brave Rewards opt-in. (#3124)
    • Added a new proxy endpoint for CRLSets. (#3920)
    • Added privacy warning on Brave Sync code page. (#4132)
    • Added more information under brave://rewards-internals to improve rewards debugging. (#3624)
    • Updated design for brave://settings. (#955)
    • Improved error message for wrong device time when attempting to use Brave Sync. (#3962)
    • Removed source and referrer URLs from download metadata. (#2766)
    • Fixed not being able to join Brave Rewards using rewards panel when profile has been corrupted in certain cases. (#3697)
    • Fixed publishers not being displayed as verified in certain cases. (#3780)
    • Fixed incorrect system colors when changing theme to "Light". (#4059)
    • Fixed "Extension" overlay issue in brave://settings. (#3444)
    • Fixed capitalization for "Same as macOS" theme option under brave://settings. (#3832)
    • Fixed incorrect brave://history page pre-load UI. (#3826)
    • Fixed typo on Brave Sync page. (#4088)
    • Upgraded Chromium to 75.0.3770.80. (#4724)
     
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    Brave Browser v0.65.120 Released (June 14, 2019)
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    Brave Browser v0.65.121 Released (June 19, 2019)
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    Brave Browser v0.66.99 Released (June 26, 2019)
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    0.66.99
    • Added new Brave Rewards icon for verified publishers. (#4043)
    • Added country specific "add funds" for Brave Rewards. (#4476)
    • Added WebUSB support. (#4669)
    • Added ability for Brave to use system theme on Windows 10. (#3804)
    • Added requirement to install brave-keyring when installing brave-browser release channel version on Linux. (#4205)
    • Disabled client hints. (#3539)
    • Fixed display of ad summary on brave://rewards to more accurately reflect estimated pending rewards, next payment date, and ad notifications received this month. (#4330)
    • Fixed tips not going through when using a VPN. (#4153)
    • Fixed incorrect Twitch link in auto-contribution and tips tables. (#4921)
    • Fixed incorrect Twitch link in auto-contribution table when channel name contains an underscore. (#4045)
    • Fixed incorrect size of grant claim banner on brave://rewards page. (#4171)
    • Fixed PWA crashes on macOS. (#3750)
    • Fixed PWA shortcuts on Windows. (#4654)
    • Fixed incorrect system colors when changing theme to "Light" on Windows. (#4056)
    • Fixed download toolbar not always respecting current theme on Windows. (#4272)
    • Fixed loading delay on some sites like theverge.com. (#4402)
    • Fixed binary on Linux; brave-browser command will now always open release channel version (instead of the the most recent install). (#1324)
     
  5. pandorax

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    It is good and fast, but i think chromium and chromium based browsers' GUI doesn't work well with GNU/Linux. Bad thing is that they load different wallpapers whenever you open a new tab and there is no way to stop it. That's kind of bloat. Firefox GUI is very snappy on GNU/Linux.
     
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    Brave rejects Google's anti ad-blocking proposal, boosts built-in ad-blocker performance by '69x'
    July 2, 2019
    https://www.techspot.com/news/80752-brave-rejects-google-anti-ad-blocking-proposal-boosts.html
     
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    Free and open-source, seems safe to me
     
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    Brave Browser v0.66.100 Released (July 16, 2019)
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    Brave Browser v0.66.101 Released (July 22, 2019)
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    Brave browser now lets you cash out your ad revenue
    You'll have to identify yourself first, though. The feature is only in test versions of the ad-blocking browser for now
    July 25, 2019

    https://www.cnet.com/news/brave-browser-now-lets-you-cash-out-your-ad-revenue/
     
  12. catspyjamas

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    UPDATE: Ignore. Appears problem has resolved itself.

    Just wanting to see if it is just me or if anyone else is having the same problem. The error:
    Brave error 26-07-2019.PNG
     
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  13. Krusty

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    I finally got around to installing Brave browser on one machine and so far I'm pretty impressed. It is clean and quick.

    There are a couple of things I don't like though. So much wasted real estate either side of the address bar. And what's up with the small "Bookmark" icon? I wish we could tweak the UI a little more, similar to how we can move icons and remove "Blank Space" in Firefox.

    I was considering installing the Android version but after reading recent reviews I don't want to be bugged by the "Brave Rewards" reminders.

    Edit: Found the setting to make the address bar go full to each side similar to Chrome.
     
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  14. Krusty

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    The more I use Brave the more I like it. Of course, being me I couldn't help adding a bunch of Chrome extensions but it is now locked down pretty tight. I believe this is a keeper. :thumb:

    CCleaner doesn't recognise Brave but I have found an extension I'm happy with - Super History & Cache Cleaner.
     
  15. guest

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    Used the early betas, but since it couldnt sync between machines/platforms, I ditched it. Does it now?
     
  16. Krusty

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    I don't use it but it does have this:

    Brave Sync.PNG
     
  17. guest

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    @Krusty that is a bit cryptic on telling the way it works and what is synchronized and where it goes.
    Reason I use Chrome, all is easily accessible.
     
  18. Krusty

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    I don't blame you being cryptic, just brave not showing more.
    Indeed, I could do some researches and even install it, but I was just reading the thread and being lazy lol
     
  20. Krusty

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    No problems. ;)

    Not to you, guest, but...
    My advice to anyone thinking of trying Brave, the first few pages of this thread are not an accurate description of how Brave works, or at least not how I've seen it work.
     
  21. Krusty

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    Here's a secret... shshshshsh. You can install uBO or ABP or whatever Chrome extension into Brave if you like. :ninja:
     
  22. Krusty

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    Best review in this thread! Kudos Nightwalker. :thumb:
     
  23. Nightwalker

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    Thanks, I am glad that you are liking Brave desktop, the android version is great too, better than my old favorite Samsung Internet.

    I dont see myself going back to Chrome, Brave is just a better browser and the pretty dark interface is the cherry on top.

    With Brave, while you can add all the extensions that you want, you dont need to do so; it is safe, privacy oriented and beautiful by default.
     
  24. Krusty

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    Have you been seeing Brave Rewards reminders?
    True, you don't need to but I couldn't help myself. :D
     
  25. catspyjamas

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    I've started using Brave recently. I'm exploring my options for when Chrome make the changes that will affect some of my "must have" extensions. I also like FF, and planned to make that my new default browser, with Vivaldi and Brave as alternatives. I I find Brave very fast and I like that fact that out of the box it is privacy and security focused, and that it gets updates VERY quickly after Chrome releases a new stable version - within 24hrs usually. I'm leaning towards Brave as a new default. I need to test out the android version and how well sync works before I make a complete switch.

    EDIT - Ha! Just realised I said pretty much the same things as Nightwalker above. :)
     
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