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This is a start. Next, I'd happily give Comcast another 5 bucks a month to opt out of all political ads. Others can at least be entertaining sometimes.


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Posts: 1382 | Location: Roswell, GA | Registered: March 10, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
stupid beyond
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^^well the article you didnt read says "no" SmileRazz
I'm on a mobile device right now and can't read the article at this time.
I didn't think asking would be so big of a deal.


Its not, hence the smiley faces Smile



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Posts: 7598 | Registered: September 13, 2012Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Originally posted by FenderBender:
brave does something questionable sometimes, it'll remove the ad on the website and insert it's own.
There's a setting for Ads - 1) Allow Ads 2) Block Ads 3) Allow Brave Ads.
I would think if you change your setting to "Block Ads" that would stop.

I'm really liking the speed of this browser.
I need to find out how secure it is.



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Posts: 14366 | Location: Under the Boot of Tyranny in Connectistan | Registered: February 02, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I need to find out how secure it is.


This is my question also. I feel Ok about Apple security with regard to Safari and the iCloud, but don't have any info regarding security on Brave.

OK here's a quote from an April 2017 article about browser security:

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Announced by Brendan Eich, co-founder of the Mozilla Project, Brave is an open source browser that offers a respectable Chrome and Safari alternative, even in its early stages.

Brave offers great speeds and advanced ad-tracking controls, ideal for the privacy conscious who are also after a lightweight browser.

Available for Windows, Linux and OS X users, Brave includes HTTPS Everywhere integration, blocks cookie capture and has an active developer community which is always improving the browser.

Downsides? It's a pretty new browser that's in beta testing so don't expect a fully polished product.


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Originally posted by FenderBender:
brave does something questionable sometimes, it'll remove the ad on the website and insert it's own.
There's a setting for Ads - 1) Allow Ads 2) Block Ads 3) Allow Brave Ads.
I would think if you change your setting to "Block Ads" that would stop.

I'm really liking the speed of this browser.
I need to find out how secure it is.


What WaterburyBob said. Been using Brave on and off for about a day. I like it so far.



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Posts: 6506 | Location: Northern Virginia | Registered: August 31, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Well I just put it on my iPad. Not bad so far. I would love to be able to import my Safari bookmarks. One issue I am having. When I hit "reply" it opens another tab with the same page, not a login window. So I tapped the login link on the page and was able to login. Then I hit "reply" (Sigforum is showing me logged in) and it just opened another window with the same page again. So I hit the "quick reply" icon below the last post and a quick reply window opened up. This is what I am typing in.
 
Posts: 7140 | Registered: June 13, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Just tried to edit my post and the same thing happened. New tab with the current window with no edit box. Typing this using the "quick reply" . A small issue and it may be my settings. I also wish I could move tabs around. A little bit OCD I guess but I like Sigforum always on the left, and right now that is the S&W forum (their ads drive my iPad nuts. It's too old to use an ad blocker so that was the first website I went to. It loads GREAT in this browser). I guess I will have to close the browser and reopen Sigforum first so it is on the left. Left, abreast, and instep, and all of that Wink
 
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Well I just put it on my iPad. Not bad so far. I would love to be able to import my Safari bookmarks. One issue I am having. When I hit "reply" it opens another tab with the same page, not a login window. So I tapped the login link on the page and was able to login. Then I hit "reply" (Sigforum is showing me logged in) and it just opened another window with the same page again. So I hit the "quick reply" icon below the last post and a quick reply window opened up. This is what I am typing in.


JALLEN was having that same issue on his iPad.


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Posts: 18325 | Location: Out of Jersey, Into Utah | Registered: October 29, 2012Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Just tried to edit my post and the same thing happened. New tab with the current window with no edit box. Typing this using the "quick reply" . A small issue and it may be my settings. I also wish I could move tabs around. A little bit OCD I guess but I like Sigforum always on the left, and right now that is the S&W forum (their ads drive my iPad nuts. It's too old to use an ad blocker so that was the first website I went to. It loads GREAT in this browser). I guess I will have to close the browser and reopen Sigforum first so it is on the left. Left, abreast, and instep, and all of that Wink


I'm trying Brave out today in Linux Mint, and specifically tried the issues you cited. They all work as intended in Mint, so the problems you're having might be limited to the IPad version.

One flakiness within Mint: I have Brave set up to "Switch to new tabs immediately"; sometimes it does so, and sometimes it does not. I haven't been able to detect a pattern in this yet.

It *feels* quicker than Firefox, and the different appearance is livable. I may stick with Brave.


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Posts: 1241 | Location: The Sticks in Wisconsin. | Registered: September 30, 2012Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Another Brave quirk within Linux Mint: the "Post a Reply" window doesn't close on its own after posting the reply.


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Posts: 1241 | Location: The Sticks in Wisconsin. | Registered: September 30, 2012Reply With QuoteReport This Post
I believe in the
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I am trying the Quick Reply suggested by mbinky. I have never noticed it before, or used it. It seems to be working, in the sense of allowing quick reply, but is hardly adequate. No replies, quoting, etc. editing, or other features I use often.




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When you had the votes, we did things your way. Now, we have the votes and you will be doing things our way. This lesson in political reality from Lyndon B. Johnson

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Posts: 43184 | Location: Texas hill country | Registered: July 04, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Serenity now!
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I'm running Brave now, but some sites are having problems. On Foxnews, none of the images load, and Amazon isn't loading either.



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Posts: 3687 | Location: Lehi, UT | Registered: September 14, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I'm having the same problem with the iPad, now using Quick Reply. Will click on "use full posting form" next


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Posts: 13055 | Location: One hop from Paradise | Registered: July 27, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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"Use Full Posting Form" doesn't work. Also using the Reply button at top of page instead of bottom doesn't work. Hope these are just teething problems with a young browser.


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Unblocking pop-ups didn't work either.

Interesting: hitting edit post works just fine.
I joined the Brave Community and posted a post regarding this problem.


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Posts: 13055 | Location: One hop from Paradise | Registered: July 27, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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downloaded it and installing on my laptop

I have been using Tor for awhile but its not entirely seamless in use - but it is more secure

the nice thing is that company's are starting to come out with browsers that respect privacy



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Posts: 45258 | Location: Arizona | Registered: January 16, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I tried the Brave browser for a day or so and I have concluded that it's not quite ready for prime time.

One big issue so far, and a handful of smaller ones.

The big one: My bank's (credit union's) website. Monthly statements are PDF format. Brave whines that the statement is not formatted properly for PDF. I have not had any similar complaints with any other browser that I have tried.

Smaller ones: Every other browser will let me right-click on a tab and offer the option of moving this tab to a new window. Not Brave.

Address completion. Brave chooses to march to its own drummer. Does not do address completion the way that most other browsers do.

SIGforum "Post A Reply" behavior is sort of non-standard, as others have pointed out.

I have returned to my Old Stand-By browser for Mac: Safari. Everything works exactly the way I expect it to, and it's well supported in terms of plug-ins.



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Posts: 16402 | Location: Central Florida (near Orlando) | Registered: January 03, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Thanks for the information. I downloaded Brave and am using it now. It is so much faster that ie and firefox. I learn great things here on sigforum. John
 
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I tried the Brave browser for a day or so and I have concluded that it's not quite ready for prime time.

One big issue so far, and a handful of smaller ones.

The big one: My bank's (credit union's) website. Monthly statements are PDF format. Brave whines that the statement is not formatted properly for PDF. I have not had any similar complaints with any other browser that I have tried.

Smaller ones: Every other browser will let me right-click on a tab and offer the option of moving this tab to a new window. Not Brave.

Address completion. Brave chooses to march to its own drummer. Does not do address completion the way that most other browsers do.

SIGforum "Post A Reply" behavior is sort of non-standard, as others have pointed out.

I have returned to my Old Stand-By browser for Mac: Safari. Everything works exactly the way I expect it to, and it's well supported in terms of plug-ins.


Also for me I found that I had to keep logging back into SIGforum if I've been inactive on the browser for a little while. That was a bit annoying. Is that a cookies issue? So I'm using it for most websites right now but not all, namely SIGforum.


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Posts: 18325 | Location: Out of Jersey, Into Utah | Registered: October 29, 2012Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Won't download on Samsung tab s2. Have Android 7 with updates current. Good fast Wi-Fi connection. Have restarted the s2 several times and tried numerous times over last 2 days. Ideas?
 
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