What happens is the following:
I open a New Private Window with TOR (from the ‘File’ dropdown menu option).
The window opens normally.
I then enter the URL for a website. So far, I’ve tried maybe half a dozen, including community.brave.com.
In all cases the progress meter (in the URL line) spins indefinitely and the webpage never loads.
To ensure it’s not just an abnormal delay, when this occurs I leave the tab for several minutes and then come back.
Still no loading. Still see the ‘trying to load’ spinning circle in the URL line.
Since I first reported this there’s been no change. I’ve instead used the TOR browser, without any issues.
(New Private Window with TOR is an option that I use all the time, so this is definitely unusual, especially considering that it’s persisted through a system (MacOS) restart, which often seems to fix issues.)
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Little while later…
Just noticed that with any URL I put in the location field, as soon as I press Return/Enter an exclamation point appears to the left of it which, when I click on it, displays a ‘connection not secure’ message.
Also, shields icon shows that shields are down. (Maybe that’s normal – i.e. Brave’s shields aren’t active when in a TOR tab?)