Clicking the “Brave Shields” button, I get a popup that was just as big as before, but the only useful thing it has is a toggle for shields up and a button for Advanced Controls. The old button was equivalent to going to advanced controls, but with a smaller and easier to read layout. This is a SIGNIFICANT reduction in usability as it now takes an extra click and significant mouse move to allow scripting once on a shields up site. This is the primary way I use Brave.
Is there an option to turn this back to the old settings? There is not a “Brave Shields” section in settings.
I really do not see any way that the new button is better. Does anyone know why this change was made? I am curious, not complaining.
Agreed on all counts. This change is indeed retrograde in my eyes.
Can’t see why Run Once would be removed, why remove an OPTIONAL function?
Also can’t see why there’s no ability to force the “Advanced Controls” section open by default. This just leads to people naturally Downing ALL shields, rather than JUST scripts, but still keeping the other elements on, etc.
Why would you want that?
palianskas stated that there’s an option in brave://flags/ to restore the old shields panel. Search for Shields, set V2 to Disabled and V1 to Enabled. Back to the old functionality, woo.
Users for months (years) have asked more control over shields. Not immediately to the same level as UBO but slowly at least near UBO. As shields is directly integrated with the browser, it could even do stuff that UBO (umatrix, noscript) can never be able to do as they are extensions and have their own limitations.
This is quite true users have indeed been asking for more fine grained control over the Brave Shields for several years and NOTHING has changed.
Brave developers seem to be ignoring what the users want at their own peril.
Nobody from Brave has made a definitive statement on this request for improved Brave Shields.
If Brave developers truly respect what users want they could issue a statement of support for this or reject this altogether.
The recent change to the Brave Shields V2 were the exact opposite of what we were hoping to see.
We want improvements made to the Brave Shields which could make them more powerful than uBlock Origin, uMatrix and NoScript due to the fact the Brave Shields are not extensions are integrated within the browser itself.
Nobody is expecting these improvements to happen overnight,
but it would be nice to know what the long term future roadmap development plans are for Brave.
The whole point is that NOBODY here has made a feature request which makes the Brave Shields less easier to use.
Brave developers have much more important things to focus on in regards to improving security and privacy, it is irrational for them to waste hours of valuable time making changes to the Brave Shields interface which make them less easy to use and introduce changes NOBODY requested.