Brave Browser Discussion & Update Thread

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

  1. zmechys

    zmechys Registered Member

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    Just a "strange" question.
    Is it possible to darken the Brave icon?
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    Here is the Osiris icon.

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  3. Daveski17

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    I doubt it. I know what you mean though. I think it's because the design is high contrast between the two colours.

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    It appears brighter than the Firefox icon in the Ubuntu vertical dock.

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    The Brave forum GUI bookmark compared to the Ubuntu forum bookmark.

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    I think it's the white contrasted with the orange that makes it stand out so much.

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  4. vasa1

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    Yes. On Linux I use "convert", provided by ImageMagick (which is in the repos of most distros). There are several Brave icons and I darkened the 32, 48, and 64 px ones.

    In short,
    Code:
    convert -brightness-contrast -10x0  infile outfile
    Changing "-10" to "-20" makes the image darker. On my system, I went with "-50".

    I have to do this each time Brave updates, so I made a context-menu entry for my file manager and a few aliases to speed things up.
     
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  5. Daveski17

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    I myself am more than "a tad buggy" and have no problem accepting bugginess in software as long as the positives outweigh the negatives :D

    IIRC, ImageMagick provides the "guts" for a lot of image manipulation tools, at least in the Linux world. I find it pretty useful.
     
  7. Daveski17

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    I couldn't get on with it to be honest. I probably should have persevered more.

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    I'm a great fan of GIMP and Pinta.

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    The simplest I have installed now is probably KolourPaint.

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    They're all snaps, but don't tell anybody lol. :eek:
     
  8. Stupendous Man

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    Or please do :) - as the Pinta Snap is much better than the Pinta repository version or the PPA version.
     
  9. Daveski17

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    Yeah, the PPA needs dependencies, I don't know about the repo. I think Canonical will fix snaps eventually. The idea's good in theory. The Brave snap is supposed to be buggy.
     
  10. vasa1

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    No doubt, Gimp, Pinta, KolourPaint, etc are all wonderful!

    I've set up a "service menu" (somewhat like Thunar's custom action) for the convert command I mentioned. So, if I want to reduce the brightness of an image, I open Dolphin, Kubuntu's file manager, to the folder containing the image, right-click on the image and get five images with varying degrees of brightness. In the picture below, the right-most icon is the original:

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  11. Daveski17

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    Maybe someone should talk to Brave about their Day-Glo icon.
     
  12. zmechys

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    Very cool, but...
    It's not that easy for some (including me) people.
     
  13. zmechys

    zmechys Registered Member

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    But I have Windows.
     
  14. vasa1

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    The application is cross-platform.
     
  15. mood

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    Brave Browser 1.35.100 Released (February 2, 2022)
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    Forum: Release Channel 1.35.100
    Release Notes V1.35.100 (Feb 2, 2022)
    • Added "wallet_requestPermissions" and "wallet_getPermissions" for compatibility with https://market.x.immutable.com and others. (#19274)
    • Added web3 "currentProvider" shim for compatibility with both https://snowtrace.io and https://staking.trava.finance/staking. (#20353)
    • Added "personal_ecRecover" signing for compatibility with https://loopring.io. (#19621)
    • Added "Add suggested tokens" panel into Brave Wallet. (#19819)
    • Added "Ethereum Site Permissions" UI into Brave Wallet. (#19954)
    • Added ability to modify current network under Brave Wallet. (#19917)
    • Added UI feedback when copying phrase from "Your recovery phrase" screen under Brave Wallet. (#19021)
    • Added the ability to set a wallet network as active under brave://settings/wallet/networks. (#19930)
    • Added tooltip showing exact date and time to transaction history under Brave Wallet. (#19789)
    • Added plus icon to "Select Network" dropdown which navigates to brave://settings/wallet/networks in a new tab. (#19763)
    • Added EIP-55 checksum address checks in the send widget. (#19532)
    • Added display of active transactions and token balances in the panel. (#19533)
    • Added support for "wallet_watchAsset" method to add suggested tokens. (#17878)
    • Added notification for Uphold verified users when Customer Due Diligence survey needs to be completed. (#20427)
    • Added first-party ephemeral storage with domain block functionality. (#19099)
    • [Security] Added .torrc file into Brave. (#17851)
    • [Security] Fixed "Allow scripts once" under shields not working in certain cases. #20744) & #20503)
    • Enabled EIP-1559 Type-2 transactions for Trezor keyring. (#20116)
    • Improved auto focusing on several input elements throughout Brave Wallet. (#19326)
    • Improved keyboard accessibility for Brave Wallet. (#20164)
    • Improved hardware wallet account naming. (#19507)
    • Implemented common password validation. (#19875)
    • Updated UI for "Verify recovery phrase" screen to better display 24 word recovery phrases. (#20125)
    • Updated wallet import flow. (#18534)
    • Updated rewards payout status messaging. (#18602)
    • Disabled viewing "Site Permissions" for Brave Wallet panel in certain cases. (#20094)
    • Disabled Happiness Tracking Survey (HaTS). (#19685)
    • Removed "navigator.connection". (#20122)
    • Removed known user tracking parameters "igshid" from certain URLs. (#11580)
    • Removed the "Network", "Address" and "Account Orb" from the "Add/Switch Network" panel under Brave Wallet. (#19692)
    • Removed price fetching for assets with a zero balance. (#20280)
    • Removed permission lifetime options from U2F permission dialog. (#19848)
    • Reduced BAT threshold before being able to verify Uphold two-way user wallet from 15 to 2 BAT. (#19911)
    • Reduced disclaimer row padding. (#19449)
    • Fixed token details not being auto-populated when adding custom asset under Brave Wallet. (#18704)
    • Fixed unable to sign messages on https://www.cryptokitties.co using Trezor. (#19504)
    • Fixed token name missing from "Allow Spend" panel under Brave Wallet. (#19556)
    • Fixed typed data signing issues with https://looksrare.org. (#20541)
    • Fixed input value not being reset when network is changed. (#19354)
    • Fixed broken icons for custom network base currency. (#19953)
    • Fixed redundant ordinal numbers in wallet recovery phrase. (#19813)
    • Fixed last connected account being selected when multiple accounts are provided for OpenSea. (#19750)
    • Upgraded Chromium to 98.0.4758.87. (#20814) (Changelog for 98.0.4758.87)
     
  16. Daveski17

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  17. Krusty

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    I find it funny that Brave updates pretty much as soon as a new version is released on Linux but Firefox is still on FF96.0 in Kubuntu.
     
  18. Daveski17

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    Same with Ubuntu.

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    Brave updates promptly on Ubuntu, although it does use Chromium as a base.

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  19. vasa1

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    Another (quicker) way to show the same information:
    Code:
    > ~ $ apt policy firefox brave-browser
    firefox:
      Installed: (none)
      Candidate: 96.0+build2-0ubuntu0.20.04.1
      Version table:
         96.0+build2-0ubuntu0.20.04.1 500
            500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-updates/main amd64 Packages
            500 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-security/main amd64 Packages
         75.0+build3-0ubuntu1 500
            500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal/main amd64 Packages
    brave-browser:
      Installed: 1.35.100
      Candidate: 1.35.100
      Version table:
     *** 1.35.100 500
            500 https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com stable/main amd64 Packages
            100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
         1.34.81 500
            500 https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com stable/main amd64 Packages
         1.34.80 500
            500 https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com stable/main amd64 Packages
         1.33.106 500
            500 https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com stable/main amd64 Packages
         1.32.115 500
            500 https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com stable/main amd64 Packages
    > ~ $ 
    I don't know if the point releases to Firefox 96 had to do with Linux, but sometimes, IIRC, Canonical doesn't push out updates if they're not involving Linux. (I get Firefox direct from Mozilla and apt doesn't know that because it's installed locally.)
     
  20. Daveski17

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    Yeah, quicker, but not as colourful lol.
     
  21. Krusty

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    Mint Firefox is at 96.0.3. I think FF updated to 96.0.2 in Solus on Friday when I last booted into it. Solus usually only gets updates once a week.
     
  22. Daveski17

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    Well, as long as it's more or less up to date I don't think it matters on Linux. Unless there's a huge security problem, of course.
     
  23. mood

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    Brave Browser 1.35.101 Released (February 9, 2022)
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    Forum: Release Channel 1.35.101
     
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  25. nicolaasjan

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    (offtopic)
    I use this bleeding edge PPA:
    https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-mozilla-security/ archive/ubuntu/ppa

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    You have to set priority in /etc/apt/preferences.d/firefox.pref:
    Code:
    Package: firefox*
    Pin: release o=LP-PPA-ubuntu-mozilla-security
    Pin-Priority: 800
     
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