Oh, crap, that’s what I feared. Is this going to be reverted, sooner or later? I left Vivaldi specifically because it doesn’t allow custom search engines on Android. I’m, struggling hard to get my personal Searx instance to work with Brave on Android…
As I browse, additional entries are silently inserted into Other search engines periodically. There is no notice that I can see. As far as I can tell, I have no opportunity to consent to this settings manipulation. As a user, even after reasonable inquiry, I have no idea that this is happening, much less how, or how to stop it.
Users should be empowered to turn this off, and I would argue it should be off by default. I should not have to manually and continually poll brave://settings/searchEngines to “discover” new or reappearing entires only to have to manually remove (and re-remove) them.
Looks like these changes were released in September.
I did not see anything about this for mobile, though I did not look for it specifically.
For both of you, @RonaldorgZA and @Anion , are you interested in mobile or desktop?