Just like it says in the subject line: I want to turn this off.
I looked through the database
setting brave://settings/security to “off” does not work, nor did it for the other posters it seems.
Description of the issue:
Brave stops some files from downloading and does not inform me that it has decided to “protect” me from myself. Instead, when I go looking for the file I clicked to download, nothing is there because of this “feature”.
Steps to Reproduce:
- Launch Brave
- visit https://www.resilio.com/individuals/
- click on the button that says “Free Download” (top button, red-orange)
- choose “Download Free Sync Home” (on the left)
- watch your Downloads folder on the Dock bounce indicating the file was downloaded
- watch the useless animation in Brave scoot a ghost fairy or something up to the Downloads icon on the Brave extensions bar
- BELIEVE deep in your heart that your file is on your computer because TWO pieces of software—one of which is BRAVE—have visually confirmed this for you!!
- get ready to open that sweet file
- your ‘palms are sweaty , knees weak, arms are heavy’ … but there’s nothing there because BRAVE don’t care to tell you that it is a liar
- get pissed, get angry, vow revenge on the idiot who thought this was great idea—plot to find them and then stand over them for the rest of their lives (or maybe just a week or two) asking them if they are sure what they did is actually what they wanted to do, for their protection that they did not ask for and probably do not need and cannot easily disable because making people do is better than letting them choose to do …
That is all this “feature” is doing … asking me if I am sure this is what I want, as in do I really want this .dmg file because like, you know, like, it could really, like, harm, like my computer
But this is dumb and unhelpful because BRAVE does not tell me how this file could harm my computer.
Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!):
No file is downloaded
I was not able to successfully take a screenshot without my middle finger ending up in the capture somehow, so you will have to imagine what it looks like when you click to download a file and the Downloads folder in the Dock bounces like it got that file and the website you downloaded from thanks you for downloading and Brave does a big over-action to show you that the file is in the downloads
the file should be in my Downloads folder because MacOS and Brave showed me that that was what happened.
Reproduces how often:
Every time Brave, not me, decides some file is naughty (?), sus (?), from the wrong side of the tracks (?)
Seriously, how was the list of files-that-might-harm-your-computer decided? Where is this list? Why can’t I see the list? Why can’t I edit the list? This is privacy issue, by the way, I hope Brave devs can grok that.
Version 1.58.131 Chromium: 117.0.5938.92 (Official Build) (arm64)
Reproducible on current live release:
Yes, If I knew which version added this file nanny, I would rollback to that. If this file
MacOS 13.6 (Ventura)
- I never want to see this file nanny again.
- I want this “feature” to die, die, die, die, die in a cold box of moldy pop tarts.
- I think whomever thought this was a good idea should get the heck out of my computer and stop trying to be my mom/teacher/babysitter/nanny/hero.
- It is not helpful.
- It is saving anyone
- It is not useful.
- It is not intuitive.
- It is anti-user.
- It is closed, not open (Hello? I want to edit the list of “harmful” files).
- It is fake security.
- It is control.
- Have I articulated clearly how silly this feature is and how deep my disdain for it is?