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Description of the issue:

I have set home page and new tab to show an image from my desktop but I often see instead a cartoon or something that looks like a stock photo from some collection I am not aware of
How can this issue be reproduced?
See issue description
1.Settings/Appearance/GetStarted/Onstartup=New Tab page
2.Settings/Appearance/ShowHomeButton=On / NewTabPage=on
4.Customize… upload image/ Uploaded,

Uploaded image is displayed.

Expected result:
Every time I open a new page or a new tab the background is set as the image I’ve uploaded.

Brave Version( check About Brave):
Brave Browser

Additional Information:

@stephenboston With no screenshot or anything, it’s hard to say for sure. But I’m going to guess perhaps Sponsored Image, aka New Tab Page (NTP), ads are turned on?

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My Settings/NewTabPage doesn’t show that option

@stephenboston Didn’t think to click on Customize the background image and widgets that appear on the new tab page? If you do, it opens up to something like below:

Then scroll down while on the Background thing:

More importantly though, really would help if you had just shared a screenshot of what you’re seeing. That would have let us know if it’s actually NTP/SI ads or something else.

As indicated through point 4 of my original post: I did think of that very thing however I did not scroll to the bottom of the display where the option appears.

Thank you for pointing that out.

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