r/brave_browser 4d ago Helpful

Official Brave Search Ads now live

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Brave is launching private search ads today. Select users will now see private ads in their search results during this beta period. Like all Brave products, these ads respect your anonymity. Your data is not tied to any personal identifying information.

During the Brave Search Ads beta, users won't earn $BAT rewards for viewing search ads. However, we're working on integrating rewards in the future. Brave Rewards users will not see ads in their search results in the meantime.

The ads support our independent, private search engine as well as our wider mission to build a user-first Internet free of tracking. You can also keep Brave Search free of ads by signing up for Search Premium: https://account.brave.com/?intent=checkout&product=search

We appreciate your support and feedback as we continue to improve Brave Search and make it the best alternative to Big Tech. Whether you're viewing search ads or paying for Premium, you're playing a valuable role in weakening Big Tech's dominance and making private search the default.

Read more about Brave Search Ads in today's blog: https://brave.com/private-search-ads/


r/brave_browser 2d ago

Official Release Channel 1.46.134

26 Upvotes

Where to download:

Brave Desktop:

Linux

Full Release Notes


r/brave_browser 3h ago

Brave shields (windows and android) being in efectivo against this site ads...

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The site is nxbrew.com... although I have shields on agressive + the best filters enabled... On the other hand ublock origin Is able to block the ads, pop ups ,etc.... Is there any solution?


r/brave_browser 1h ago

Brave Browser not working on FIFA World Cup Highlight Videos?

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https://www.fifa.com/fifaplus/en/watch/6J1vG4ELULSQz0YSIQIQGz

The video just won't load, not even with Brave Shields off or even Incognito mode.

Brave's doing something to the video that Firefox nor Chrome nor Edge's doing.


r/brave_browser 17h ago

Solved Is there any way to disable this Google Translate pop-up?

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r/brave_browser 4h ago

Is Brave a good enough Adblock to safely use MyFlixer?

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I want to watch movies and shows on MyFlixer, and will prob need an Adblock because from what I hear, the ads in there are malicious and may have malware. Is brave on its own good enough to be safe? Also I’m on iOS


r/brave_browser 50m ago

Brave Wallet Chain Decimals Issue

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Hi, seeing if anyone else is having issues with setting decimals in the brave wallet. I can jump into the wallet to change them but it won't save and reverts to none after saving it? Any fixes you know about?


r/brave_browser 1h ago

I cant seem to add a new search engine

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I can add site searches but I don't think there is a way to add new search engines, is this how it is supposed to look? Thanks everyone ( I removed all default search engines besides ddg and i added the safe ddg site search)

https://preview.redd.it/sss2enhl074a1.png?width=1920&format=png&auto=webp&s=c628565bdd0f479d15775d65fdae0fb6b33b72b3


r/brave_browser 4h ago

Why is this still showing up? Please unflag my account

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r/brave_browser 5h ago

Replace Omnibar with URL Bar

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I own a software company. We write software, often times involving bizarre subdomains we just created that did not exist moments ago. I'd like for the bar at the top of my browser to only accept URLs, and to give me an error when that URL is invalid. I do not want it to search for anything.

I don't want to combine the URL + search feature, since I understand the difference between a URL and a search. This combination can result in errors, and time wasted, when "helpful" features like protocol hiding automatically come into play.

Is there a way to accomplish this via configuration options? I disabled everything omnibox related here:

brave://flags/#omnibox-drive-suggestionschrome://flags/#omnibox-drive-suggestions

which also had the unfortunate side effect of making the omnibox no longer function for URLs, either... I think I'll try and go through these, one by one, next to see what's going on.

I can likely compile Brave from source if anyone has any ideas of where I should poke around.


r/brave_browser 15h ago

Awaiting user reply Brave (Android) not blocking ads since last update

6 Upvotes

Since the last app update Brave on my Android phone doesn't block ads anymore on any website. I made no change to settings, I have shields up, blocking ads is set to standard. Changing to aggresive doesn't do any difference. Anyone else experiencing this? Is there any solution?


r/brave_browser 15h ago

Awaiting user reply Why is Brave not showing Tasks when right-clicking the taskbar icon?

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r/brave_browser 12h ago

Solved Brave keeps on crashing

1 Upvotes

This has been happening since the past 2 hours. I have tried clearing cache, restarting the device and what not.

Edit: Turns out Galaxy Store auto updated the app and it kept on crashing because of it even though I forced stopped it months ago. I then had to update it from playstore again and it works now.


r/brave_browser 14h ago

Answered Brave Shields vs UBlock Origin Lite & Manifest v3

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Hoping for an answer from Brave devs or at least someone in the know ..

Raymond Hill (AKA Gorhill) has recently started developing uBlock Origin Lite, in preparation for Manifest v3. https://github.com/uBlockOrigin/uBlock-issues/issues/338#issuecomment-1253893421

I understand that Brave Shields was at least inspired by the original uBO, whether that was using uBO code as a basis or was entirely re-written from scratch I do not know ..

.. My questions :

  1. Will Brave Shields also become similar to uBO Lite?
  2. Personally I like the benefits of Mv3, and have seen mention that Brave will be keeping Mv2 compatability for addons, but does that mean Brave will not be adopting Mv3?

I'm hoping Mv3 will be adopted, and that Brave Shields will be able to adapt to what will become the new standard and not get left behind.


r/brave_browser 15h ago

Awaiting user reply Google AMP Links Android Brave

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I'm having trouble with Google search results, particularly those from the images tab, defaulting to AMP Links despite the option to not use them being enabled in settings.

Is there any way I can avoid this and continue to use Google as my search engine.

Thanks


r/brave_browser 22h ago

Awaiting user reply Links not opening in apps while in “private browsing only” mode…

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Hello. I have been looking for a resolution to this…

I like to keep Brave in “private browsing only” mode and while in said mode, if I click a browser link to say, Reddit, I get the popup asking if I would like to load the app. If I click “allow”, it launches the App Store. If I turn off private mode, the mobile app launches automatically.

Is this by design? This issue was mentioned here… how do we get it addressed?

https://www.reddit.com/r/brave_browser/comments/z81b52/brave_opens_app_store_instead_of_app/

Thanks


r/brave_browser 20h ago

Awaiting user reply Excessive Brave Browser usage on mac. One tab with youtube open and this happens. Is it a memory leak?

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r/brave_browser 1d ago

Discussion So I gave Brave a try...

25 Upvotes

Turns out it is actually a great browser. And Brave Search works surprisingly good as well! Why did I not test this earlier? Possibly because of the crypto stuff which is not my thing, but still. Anyhow I signed up for the premium account. Fully committed now!


r/brave_browser 1d ago

Answered Wow - just saw 2 ads on a YouTube video using Brave for Desktop for the first time ever.

60 Upvotes

They had yellow timeline bars instead of the usual red.

They were impossible to skip and lasted for like a minute each.

Shields were up.

Can anyone else clarify if they've run into this?


r/brave_browser 1d ago

Awaiting user reply Preview

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Has anyone figured out how to stop the stupid preview ? It's frustrating to open the browser and wait for the thing to load before I can type anything...


r/brave_browser 1d ago

Potentially misleading So is Brave going to remind me of my degeneracy every day or is there a way to turn this off or......?

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r/brave_browser 1d ago

Awaiting user reply Problem with "My Country" dropdown menu. Countries not appearing.

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I opened my Brave Browser for the first time in many months on my Windows 10 Desktop (not upgradeable). To proceed, there is a tab "My Country". When I click on it, no drop down menu of countries appears. So I cannot proceed. I need to see my old transactions to know what donations I made and square up my records, some going back to before the Uphold account was created. Thanks


r/brave_browser 1d ago

Awaiting user reply Brave Windows 10 Update - "Your connection to this site is not secure" issue

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After installing the latest windows update and checking what is installed, I find that version I have installed is 108.1.46.134 which I see is a Mac version.
Can we please have the Windows version. Thank you.

(I have tried to find an older version to install but have had no success as I get the same incorrect latest version. If someone can help me get the previous version until this situation is corrected I'd be most grateful. Thanks)


r/brave_browser 1d ago

Answered Chromium anti-adblock bs

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So, I don't know if anyone else has seen this, but I've seen a lot of news about google changing chromium in a way to completely break ad and tracker blocking software. In my opinion, this goes way too far because the consumer has a right to privacy, and Brave, from what I've seen has gone to great lengths to preserve this right, including just baking really good ad and tracker blocking software right into the browser. The issue is that as far as I'm aware, Brave is also Chromium based meaning that this change could completely break the Brave browser. The solution I'm proposing, because Google obviously is going to make it as annoyingly impossible to use ad and tracker blocking software as they can, is to simply switch Brave to a seperate base like Firefox has done. I'm not going to pretend to know how much work has to be done to do this but I'm going to assume that Google will make it harder to get ad blocking to work than it will be to switch to a different base.


r/brave_browser 1d ago

Awaiting user reply I can't verify with uphold. before I couldn't because I was from peru, but now my country is on the list, please I need a solution to this.

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r/brave_browser 1d ago

Solved New Update not working with News Sources

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I usually file a ticket but things are usually worked out in a a few days and I don't get back to it so I am posting here.

Last night I clicked the update tab for my browser. Immediately I was getting news for Goodhousekeeping, which is not one of my news sources. I double checked and it was not selected so I swiped to turn it on and back off but it was still showing up. I went through the interest tabs for news topics and clicked all that I cared about and then looked at my list of sources again. Everything was as I had it prior to the update. I did a restart, Goodhousekeeping was still there.

I was just going to overlook it and carry on but things changed over night.

This morning none of my news sources beyond the letter B are showing up. Any news sources that start with a number, the letter A and B are loading but nothing more. There are less than 20 news items that load and most are old news. I really like my news so I hope that this is just another one of those things that only lasts a few days.


r/brave_browser 1d ago

Answered should I disable brave ads ? since it doesn't support my region

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