Brave Browser Discussion & Update Thread

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

  1. Nightwalker

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    I disabled Brave Rewards and never saw it again, maybe it is a regional issue?

    I installed some extensions too like uBlock Origin, but the native adblocker is pretty decent and will get better in a near future with its new engine in Rust language.

    https://brave.com/improved-ad-blocker-performance/


    Considering your experience with Brave for desktop I think you wont be dissapointed by the Android version, the last version even has background play support that works with Youtube.
     
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2019
  2. mood

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    Brave Browser v0.67.123 Released (July 31, 2019)
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    0.67.123
    • Added the ability to tip Twitter publishers. (#4346)
    • Added the ability to tweet about a tip. (#4393)
    • Added the ability to opt-in to user private Brave ads for Australia, New Zealand and Ireland. (#5153)
    • Added retries for pending contributions. (#3741)
    • Added detailed view of pending contributions under brave://rewards. (#3175)
    • Added list view of excluded sites under brave://rewards. (#3657)
    • Added visual confirmation that a verified publisher check is complete in rewards panel. (#4351)
    • Updated verified publisher icon throughout Brave Rewards. (#4162)
    • Updated default tipping banner text. (#4616)
    • Fixed referrer spoofing disabling some forms of login CSRF protections. (#3422)
    • Fixed ad summary not being refreshed after redeeming tokens. (#5011)
    • Fixed retries for failed ad reward balances. (#5175)
    • Fixed incorrect "Insufficient funds" notification when auto-contribute table is blank. (#4104)
    • Fixed incorrectly showing publishers with zero attention in auto-contribute table. (#4386)
    • Fixed restored wallet not checking for a grant. (#4220)
    • Fixed inability to collect TFuel tokens on sliver.tv. (#5380)
    • Fixed padding on the new tab page for right-to-left locales. (#3574)
    • Upgraded Chromium to 76.0.3809.87. (#5424)
     
  3. mood

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    Brave blog entry: Tipping with Brave

    Now Brave Browser Allows Twitter Tipping With Basic Attention Token (BAT)
    August 1, 2019
    https://www.cryptoglobe.com/latest/...itter-tipping-with-basic-attention-token-bat/
     
  4. Krusty

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    Just had my first "Brave Rewards" reminder on my Android phone.

    Strike 1!
     
  5. imdb

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    3 and out?
     
  6. imdb

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    brave should either release an official portable version or let j. t. haller of pa platform do it.
     
  7. Krusty

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    Yep. If I get annoyed more often than the ads Brave is supposed to block it will be bye bye Brave, at least on my phone.
     
  8. imdb

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    good call.
     
  9. mood

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    Github-Issue: Brave As Portable Application #3880
    But a portable version (unofficial) is available:
     
  10. imdb

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    thanks, mood. :thumb:
    is portapps.io reliable / trustworthy like portableapps.com? never heard of portapps.io before, but i know that portableapps.com is very reputable. i use many of their portable apps.
     
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    Super H&C is a good one. I used it for a while but couldn't find any way to fine-tune which cookies get deleted and which do not. It deletes all, or nothing.

    So I switched to Clean Guru -- it does everything that Super H&C does, plus it includes an option for filtering cookies (keep or delete), plus it runs a bit lighter than Super H&C does. (You can check system impact by going to settings > More Tools > Task Manager.)
     
  14. Krusty

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    Thank you @bellgamin .

    I don't care about cookies, so I'm happy to have all removed. I may check out CG though if it is less resource hungry.

    Cheers!
     
  15. mood

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    Brave Browser v0.67.124 Released (August 7, 2019)
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  16. Rasheed187

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    Yes, nice find Mood. I couldn't install Brave with the help of Sandboxie, but this portable version runs just fine inside the sandbox. So I was finally able to check out Brave. I remember, years ago it was pretty much a joke, but I see they added a lot of options. So they have done a nice job (also very nice wallpapers), but I honestly don't see any advantage over Vivaldi combined with uBlock.
     
  17. mood

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    Number of publishers on Brave increased 1,200% since mid-2018
    The infrastructure is ready for people to start tipping their favourite websites—but will they do so?
    August 11, 2019

    https://decrypt.co/8297/number-of-publishers-on-brave-increased-1200-since-mid-2018
     
  18. Nightwalker

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    The title of this thread is very misleading, oh well ...
     
  19. Azure Phoenix

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    Indeed. Makes it seem like users need to pay to use the browser.
    In addition to a common misconception some have that Brave Browser shows ads on default.
     
  20. mood

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    Brave Browser v0.67.125 Released (August 10, 2019)
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  21. Nightwalker

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    Just take a look at some posts at the first page:

    A lot of misinformation that doesnt reflect the software in question, could some mod change the name of the topic please?
     
  22. Krusty

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    Brave v0.68.131 auto-updated on my machines.
    Release Notes
    • Dynamically generated PDF does not load properly.(#884)
    • Update macOS Installer Graphics.(#1105)
    • Can’t hide Bookmarks bar on New Tab page.(#1306)
    • Add default search engine functionality to onboarding process.(#1548)
    • Show full url like in Chrome.(#2192)
    • PDF inside of a popup window does not load (works fine in Chrome).(#3119)
    • Update extension dialogue text so it’s not as misleading.(#3231)
    • Use same labels on Shields global settings and panel.(#3589)
    • Printing from Google web apps (Docs, Sheets, etc) saves to PDF instead of opening print dialog.(#3694)
    • Prevent sliding notification animation in omnibar for autoplay blocks. .(#3751)
    • Brave is now intercepting media keys.(#3807)
    • Remove PDF.js in favor of using PDFium.(#3846)
    • Settings sections should be better ordered for popularity and complexity.(#4108)
    • Different number of scripts blocked in main view and detailed view.(#4228)
    • Ad Notification has a settings button in Gnome.(#4231)
    • Disable field trials.(#4283)
    • Adjust messaging (or remove) for side loading of extensions.(#4349)
    • Add Vimeo support (tip/panel).(#4391)
    • Cosmetic filter is not always working.(#4417)
    • URL.createObjectURL() incompatibility.(#4424)
    • Allow user to show/hide background images on New Tab Page.(#4523)
    • Thank you banner no longer auto dismisses after about 3 seconds.(#4590)
    • Implement Reddit Panel For Tipping.(#4745)
    • Switching Ads off and then back on stops Ad notifications from showing unless you quit the browser.(#4748)
    • Use new adblock-rust library.(#4793)
    • Unable to fill out the online PDF’s.(#5033)
    • Combine Trackers Blocked and Ads Blocked on NTP.(#5273)
    • Amazon music shows outdated Chrome message even with shields down.(#3308)
    • Downloads not being instantly displayed under “brave://downloads” until window resize.(#5330)
     
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    Brave auto-updated on this machine to Version 0.68.132 Chromium: 76.0.3809.132 (Official Build) (64-bit)
     
  25. mood

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    Wikipedia is now a Brave Verified Publisher, Ready to Receive BAT Donations from Brave Users
    August 28, 2019
    https://brave.com/wikipedia-verified-publisher/
     
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