lol, just chuckling to myself reading these replies
exact same issues as everyone else, no real need to explain it, but for demonstrable purposes:
I’ve been using Brave for almost 4 years. I was happy to use a new, customizable browser that actually seemed to have a concern about my privacy-to-functionality/accessibility ratio, and had fun testing new features as they were released over the years. So, here I am thinking, Brave has come such a long way in a short time! Then yesterday (1.19.21) After using Brave for work, quite literally all day, I quit out ONE time to refresh an extension, and surprise! I can no longer access years of bookmarks, logins, and rewards. Not to mention just normal productivity and access stuff, like simple web searches or checking my email. I had to go use safari for that LOL
Initially I wasn’t going to give any input, just simply switch browsers and never come back. However, reading this page, it’s pretty clear to me that A: you guys aren’t going to learn anything from this and B: you’re not as good as you might think you are.
While I’m not a programmer, I do know a little bit about code - if you were really good at your jobs (you know, worked hard in a humble fashion for the sheer benefit of ‘progress’) you would have been troubleshooting these “security issues” by pushing through with new solutions, rather than bending to ‘the easiest outcome’, like so many other companies.
On top of that, most “good” companies issue some kind of communication repertoire with their customers, letting them know about changes and delays so they can prepare and find work-arounds BEFORE the product is completely inaccessible, or released broken. You didn’t learn anything from CD PROJEKT RED? I did just make an account to tell you this, because I haven’t seen a single notice/ad/bulletin/message about this update - it makes me think you guys are embarrassed by its lack of functionality on A LOT of computers, and just rolled it out overnight to see what would happen.
well, here’s what happened:
"I’M using Mac OS 10.10.5 Yosemite
The Brave Browser that I downloaded from the Brave site and have been very happily using for about 3 weeks (EXTREMELY stoked to switch from YEARS of Google Chrome), suddenly began producing the error message in the Mac Finder after quitting Brave today:
Google isn’t DISABLING my current browser like you did, without warning- just telling me that they won’t update it. I lost a bunch of information - not cool. A bit of warning might have been nice.
I’ve just encountered this problem, after using Brave happily for many months.
I can’t update from OSX Yosemite, I don’t get an option to update my software - maybe my Macbook is too old. So that’s the end of my use of Brave.
Ah well, it was fun while it lasted.
It’s annoying as h**l to quit an application that’s been working pretty flawlessly, only to get slapped by the heavy hand of big tech when you try to start it up again, with no warning.
I strongly suggest it should consider offering such (with all disclaimers so people don’t go in unprepared for possible issues), as otherwise it will lose many customers like myself, who am only on this thread for the same reason-- nonfunctional Brave access overnight with no warning. (I run Mac OS 10.10.5)
“My mac is working perfectly fine so I refuse to be forced by these large corporations to upgrade to newer hardware when it’s really not necessary!”
I’ve got the same issue (mac OS 10.10.5), this morning I suddenly can’t use Brave anymore, with no warning."
Expected result: to be able to use Brave with my current operating system Mac OS 10.10.5
While I do believe that these results are consequences of bad metrics, an industry that doesn’t care about its consumers, and things generally beyond your developers’ control, just a little common sense and communication would have guaranteed higher retention from some of your oldest users. Also you wouldn’t be putting off new folks who are just trying it out, but then can’t because ‘security issues’ or ‘old hardware’. Locking people out of their customized browsers without warning, while pretty damn secure, is also pretty asinine.
I don’t need a response - as I mentioned, I was just going to ditch Brave until I saw these other testimonies. This post is for other users who are probably having the same exact problems right now. Good luck, I’m back on silly ol’ firefox until I can find stable versions of Brave that work with my ‘just-fine’ Mac OS 10.10.5