I’m fairly new Brave user and a linux user. When I ran update manager this morning there appears to have been a brave update. Afterwards, I noticed that my icon for brave on my panel was gone; I could find it in my list of applications, but it was grayed out and no longer orange.
When I clicked on the grayed out icon the browser opened and had a message: “This version of Brave is no longer supported and will not be updated”. I tried the link to the instructions and I tried following those terminal commands, but nothing seems to have happened. I was not clear on exactly how to use those commands either so its entirely possible I messed that up. Is it intended to be FIVE separate commands to enter? I tried that and nothing appears to have happened. When I followed the last step - “install brave-browser” I got a message it was already installed. Of course it is! It is how I got to these less than clear steps.
I was concerned because the browser that launched no longer showed my bookmark bar and all my bookmarks. I was able to go to settings and run export bookmarks. When I launched the exported html file it opened in my version of Brave, previous to the update, with the bookmarks and all my opened tabs available.
So as a fairly new user, suffice to say, I’m confused as hell as to what is going on. I went through and tried searching the help center and found some information about a version of brave being discontinued back in April. I have probably been using the browser before this. And I think I had this bizarre problem once before and somehow managed to get my browser working again, but my memory is not what it was and I have no recollection as to what I did to resolve this.
In the brave browser that lacked the bookmarks I checked the About info for my version. This is what it says:
When I try the same thing (About) in the brave browser that has my bookmarks and tabs I get this version information:
Version 0.66.99 Chromium: 75.0.3770.100 (Official Build) (64-bit)
I am using Linux Mint 18 Sarah for my OS.
Please, help a brother out. What the hell am I doing wrong? How do I fix this?
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