Brave address bar malfunctioning

When I use the address bar for a search or even inputting an address, then click enter, nothing happens. Please help. Thanks.

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Hey @penelopesgardeb !

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What Brave version are you using?
What OS and device?
Do you have any extensions installed?


Sorry. I don’t have any extensions installed. It’s Linux, on a desktop. I’m not sure which version of Brave I have. I’ll try to find out. My name may be a clue to you that I am not one of you hip young people who knows all about these things. :smiley: I’ll see if I can figure it out and come back to reply. Thanks for posting.

Okay, I went to (found it when searching for browser info) and it said I had a Chrome 91!!! I hope not because I hate google. I know Chromium is the generic thing, so maybe that’s what it means. Also, it said this, if it’s helpful.

Hi Michael, thank you for explaining this.

I’m using Brave on my desktop with Linux and it’s Chrome 91. Chrome! I hope that doesn’t mean it’s google! I don’t not have any extensions.

I hope that clarifies things for you. Thanks so much for your help!


Brave uses chromium which of course google chrome runs off chromium, but basically all browsers need a platform of some sort, and Brave uses chromium. That does not mean they are the exact same as google tho. Hope that clarifies some. I believe Opera runs off same platform as Mozilla yet they are not the same.

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I see. Thank you very much. I just hate google so much I don’t want to have anything to do with them!

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Sorry for the delayed response @penelopesgardeb.

About your issue, I am not sure I fully understand what you are experiencing. Are you unable to search or are you unable to go to a specific website? (for example : do you have issues entering “local stores” or accessing

Thank you,


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