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Last post Author Topic: Brave: A new browser with built-in adblock and payment solutions  (Read 23844 times)

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Re: Brave: A new browser with built-in adblock and payment solutions
« Reply #50 on: June 13, 2019, 08:59 PM »
How do I set up Brave to work with TOR; I tried to duplicate the LAN settings but it's not connecting.
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Re: Brave: A new browser with built-in adblock and payment solutions
« Reply #51 on: June 13, 2019, 09:14 PM »
How do I set up Brave to work with TOR; I tried to duplicate the LAN settings but it's not connecting.

Brave has Tor built-in.

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Re: Brave: A new browser with built-in adblock and payment solutions
« Reply #52 on: June 13, 2019, 09:25 PM »
How do I set up Brave to work with TOR; I tried to duplicate the LAN settings but it's not connecting.

Brave has Tor built-in.

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Nice. How do I get bookmarks to work in it?
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Re: Brave: A new browser with built-in adblock and payment solutions
« Reply #53 on: June 14, 2019, 02:24 AM »
^ on android it's via icon and menu on the status bar.
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Re: Brave: A new browser with built-in adblock and payment solutions
« Reply #54 on: June 14, 2019, 07:54 AM »
In TOR Brave, I see no way to access bookmarks. Or what settings to use to set up non-TOR Brave -which has bookmarks- with TOR.
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Re: Brave: A new browser with built-in adblock and payment solutions
« Reply #55 on: June 16, 2019, 12:41 PM »
Okay, new subtopic; if I go to liveleak and click on any sublink, such as 'Must See', an image of a spider appears. I hate spiders. In TOR browser I can right-click and choose 'block element' and it vanishes. If I refresh, it reappears. If I can't make it stop appearing, it's going to give me a case of nerves, and I'll have to abandon liveleak. Suggestions anyone?
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Re: Brave: A new browser with built-in adblock and payment solutions
« Reply #56 on: June 16, 2019, 12:52 PM »
Suggestions anyone?

Continue using Tor browser for your liveleak visits.

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Re: Brave: A new browser with built-in adblock and payment solutions
« Reply #57 on: July 17, 2019, 06:15 PM »
Looks like Brave Ads are now available in the Brave Android app.

And I'm starting to see more and more websites and content creators on YouTube verified. It's nice seeing this thing gain some adoption. :Thmbsup:

Some of the more notable sites that I've noticed are now verified: DuckDuckGo, ProtonMail, and SourceForge.
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Re: Brave: A new browser with built-in adblock and payment solutions
« Reply #58 on: October 11, 2019, 11:05 PM »
A quick note about Brave: They have apparently made an update where shields down doesn't mean shields down.  I went to a site that I have been using with Brave, and it just stopped working.  Annoying, but I still have Chrome installed, so just started to use that for the one site.  Then there was another.  And another.  The last straw was when I couldn't log into the Playstation store.  I cleared cookies and history and reset site data.  Nothing.  Finally, I searched on the Brave support site for "can't login playstation", and immediately found this thread

The solution that they gave him to a similar problem was to turn shields back on and allow all cookies. I did it, and it worked for all four sites.  They never said it happened in an update- but facts remain, it was working a bit ago with shields down.  But stopped after an update.  I'd think that Shields Down means that they don't block anything... but apparently from this, that's not true.

Perplexing.

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Re: Brave: A new browser with built-in adblock and payment solutions
« Reply #59 on: October 11, 2019, 11:51 PM »
Yeah, that's strange. :huh:

Thanks for posting about it so others could learn from your experience. :Thmbsup:

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Re: Brave: A new browser with built-in adblock and payment solutions
« Reply #60 on: October 17, 2019, 08:13 AM »
Have un-installed Brave all-together (on Android too).

Bookmark+Password import was ineffective.

Even Vivaldi (who aren't as well funded) do a better job at both!   :-*

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Re: Brave: A new browser with built-in adblock and payment solutions
« Reply #61 on: October 17, 2019, 05:32 PM »
Have un-installed Brave all-together (on Android too).

Bookmark+Password import was ineffective.

Even Vivaldi (who aren't as well funded) do a better job at both!   :-*


I've never really noticed that because I don't use browser bookmarks heavily.  What problem did you have?  Mine appear to be imported fine from what little I use them.  You can report it at the git repo if you're so inclined.  But whatever works!

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Re: Brave: A new browser with built-in adblock and payment solutions
« Reply #62 on: October 17, 2019, 07:44 PM »
Thanks Wraith808 - would have never known about that.  :up:

Had posted on their forum but it's lost in the wind.


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Re: Brave: A new browser with built-in adblock and payment solutions
« Reply #63 on: October 18, 2019, 09:45 AM »
Thanks Wraith808 - would have never known about that.  :up:

Had posted on their forum but it's lost in the wind.



It seems that they pay more attention to issues on the git repo than the community.  I've had that experience also. 

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Re: Brave: A new browser with built-in adblock and payment solutions
« Reply #64 on: October 22, 2019, 03:00 AM »
I don't know how long this has been here, but I just noticed a "Crypto Wallets" tab along the top of the screen while taking a look at my Brave Rewards.

It looks like Brave now has what is essentially Metamask built-in and integrated with the browser. It's primarily an Ethereum wallet that allows you to interact with decentralized apps (dApps) on the Ethereum blockchain from within your browser. And you may recall that BAT is a token running on Ethereum.

Combined with the fact that you can now withdraw your BAT from the browser-managed Rewards wallet, it looks like you can finally take control of your own BAT and either use it to either tip or pay creators, or cash it out for your own use elsewhere.

This is starting to sound a whole lot like the DonationCredits system we've been using for around a decade on this site, except it's spreading to work all over the internet. I wonder if it's possible and how hard it would be to get DC set up to send and receive BAT tips to individual users, much like Brave has support for individual accounts on Twitter, GitHub, or YouTube to be tipped. :D :Thmbsup:

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Re: Brave: A new browser with built-in adblock and payment solutions
« Reply #65 on: October 22, 2019, 10:47 AM »
Isn't that managed by Uphold?  If that's the case, then it's been around for a while.  As a content creator, I had to verify my brave wallet with Uphold several months ago.

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Re: Brave: A new browser with built-in adblock and payment solutions
« Reply #66 on: October 22, 2019, 11:53 AM »
The Brave Rewards wallet is managed by Uphold. But the new one I was talking about is different from that one. With this new wallet you can manage any Ethereum-based tokens, or even Ether itself.

I meant to include this link to it in my previous post, but forgot to: brave://wallet

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Re: Brave: A new browser with built-in adblock and payment solutions
« Reply #67 on: October 23, 2019, 05:57 PM »
that link takes me to a blank screen  :huh:

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Re: Brave: A new browser with built-in adblock and payment solutions
« Reply #68 on: October 23, 2019, 10:25 PM »
I guess it is new then!

Maybe you don't have the latest version? I'm on Brave Version 0.69.135 Chromium: 77.0.3865.120 (Official Build) (64-bit)

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Re: Brave: A new browser with built-in adblock and payment solutions
« Reply #69 on: October 24, 2019, 10:20 AM »
Apparently I did not!  It's updating now LOL

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Re: Brave: A new browser with built-in adblock and payment solutions
« Reply #70 on: October 26, 2019, 04:33 PM »
How does it do with tab reloads?

Vivaldi has started to slip for me in a few edge cases I don't have organized right now, but in general and it's becoming noticeable with Ludum Dare reviews, my machine isn't all that high end, (my brother may upgrade a chip or something for me next year), so just having stuff in diff browsers minimizes the damage.

My third is currently Chrome, which I am certainly no fan of, it just happens to be a thing. So I'm not interested right noew in all these payment widgets, but a (another?) Chome-esque engine with ... decent attempts at ad protection, is worth a look.

Bonus if there's an extension for a horozontal menu! (PRob is for Chrome but it's only third).
And then ... Tab reload. Firefox does a passable job with it. I haven't found the setting for it in Vivaldi yet. (Anyone know if there is one?) So besides my mediocre comp, LD games can sometimes have some coding errors, most of them innocent, that can just stall out the browser. Then I'd lose 20+ tabs!

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Re: Brave: A new browser with built-in adblock and payment solutions
« Reply #71 on: October 26, 2019, 05:41 PM »
What do you mean by tab reloads? If you mean recovering tabs after an unexpected closing/crash of the browser, then I haven't had a problem with it. Then again, I also don't often have things unexpectedly close/crash.

One thing Vivaldi has the option for, and I believe Firefox as well, is the idea of "lazy loading" tabs. That is, when opening the browser, it will restore all your tabs, but it won't actually load them until the first time you switch to them. This saves RAM and CPU, etc. And I don't think Brave does this. It seems to just load all the tabs as soon as possible.

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Re: Brave: A new browser with built-in adblock and payment solutions
« Reply #72 on: October 26, 2019, 09:36 PM »
One thing Vivaldi has the option for, and I believe Firefox as well, is the idea of "lazy loading" tabs. That is, when opening the browser, it will restore all your tabs, but it won't actually load them until the first time you switch to them. This saves RAM and CPU, etc. And I don't think Brave does this. It seems to just load all the tabs as soon as possible.

I've noticed several times when recovering a session after a reboot, the tabs will have the loading icon until I explicitly click on them.

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Re: Brave: A new browser with built-in adblock and payment solutions
« Reply #73 on: October 28, 2019, 02:19 AM »
One thing Vivaldi has the option for, and I believe Firefox as well, is the idea of "lazy loading" tabs. That is, when opening the browser, it will restore all your tabs, but it won't actually load them until the first time you switch to them. This saves RAM and CPU, etc. And I don't think Brave does this. It seems to just load all the tabs as soon as possible.

I've noticed several times when recovering a session after a reboot, the tabs will have the loading icon until I explicitly click on them.

I was pretty sure Brave didn't do that, but after specifically paying attention to it while testing, I see you are right. I wonder how long Brave has been doing that. :D

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Re: Brave: A new browser with built-in adblock and payment solutions
« Reply #74 on: October 28, 2019, 11:46 AM »
Who knows... I see new features appearing all the time.  Nothing yet that I don't like, thankfully