Description of the issue:
I just got a new M1 Max MacBook Pro and installed Brave. I am getting a “Failed—Network error” message with every attempt to download a file. When I try to download the same file with Safari, it works just fine.
How can this issue be reproduced?
Click on a file download link
The file appears in the bottom bar of the browser, but I immediately see a “Failed-Network error” message.
The file downloads
Brave Version( check
A simple text file for you to
download. The contents are one word: ‘test’
A very simple PDF file for testing, courtesy of
W3C. No SPACE characters in the PDF filename:
Brave was able to download these files.
Come to think of it, all of the files that are failing in Brave but working in Safari are .dmg files. I’m installing software on my new MacBook Pro so I’m downloading a bunch of these.
Looking around for a
small ‘.dmg’ file for testing . . .
Pure-Mac website has been around for some time. The site has a list of utilities that you might use on a Mac.
Pure-Mac.com is one of the first Macintosh software compendiums on the internet. Download all your Mac software including freeware, shareware, demos, games, updates.
One of the utilities, that will download as a small ‘.dmg’ file, found:
Download the 3.1MB ‘.dmg’ file from the developer’s website:
Testing to see if the size of the ‘.dmg’ file, is an issue. The download will take only a few seconds.
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