Browser Update REALLY SUCKS!

HEY! CAN YOU ALL STOP IT WITH THE WEEKLY UPDATES!!!

I WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF A LIVE EVENT AND MY BROWSER CRASHED BECAUSE OF YOU ALL’S MANDATORY UPDATES!!! MAKE IT LIKE WINDOWS SO I HAVE UPDATE CONTROL!!!

THANKS A BUNCH NERDS!!!

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@MaddoxSC

Try NetLimiter 4, and thereby block, Incoming and Outgoing . . . sub-domain:

  • updates-cdn.bravesoftware.com

Be prepared for the consequences of not updating when the occasion permits.

Sometimes, when blocking that sub-domain, you may find that, from then on . . . you have to update manually.

Latest Stable Release versions of Brave Browser for desktop computers, are at:

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How do I use this to help?

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@MaddoxSC

To use NetLimiter 4, you would have to read up on how to use it - learn.

Otherwise, study up on other Windows OS -type firewall procedures.

But again, though Brave Browser updates may occur ‘at the wrong moment’ . . . your attempt to control the moment for a Windows OS machine, might lead to some tiny problem, where you thereafter have to update manually.

If you have any doubts, DO NOT try these procedures.

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Windows… yeah, that explains a lot.

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I would suggest you writing more meaningful titles when looking for help. Your title sounds more like a complaint than a request for help.

Also, I would like to point out that writing in caps is equivalent to shouting. I don’t think this community deserves that. We are here sharing our experiences for the benefit of all of us.

If your objective was to shout at the Brave developers, then should have contacted them directly. This is the “community”. We are users like yourself.

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Disabling Brave auto update is a bit tricky, to be honest.

But if you are only worried about updates during activity there’s a flag to prevent it:
--disable-auto-update

You could start by asking politely then stating what OS you are running. I myself am running Linux Mint 20.3 and it is totally up to me when and if I update I just get a notification that updates are available. As has been suggested you can disable auto update in flags but if you play around in there that is on your own head.

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You can disable the update service.
Then you can update manually at your leisure from brave://settings/help

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LMDE5 here! Mint is amazing! It was the best decision to leave Ubuntu before 22.04 arrives.