It may sound silly but I was thinking, why is Brave continuing to promote itself as one of the leaders attempting to preserve the rights of citizen individualistically and not for the broader spectrum.
The reason I created this topic is because I’m hoping to create something in the near future and I would very much like to use Brave over Chrome as currently I suspect Chrome is usually set as a default browser by IT technicians all over the world for schools, organisations and SMBs (Small to Medium Businesses) only because it’s loud and easy to install across the board. So it would be brilliant if you could devise an Office Browser Solution which is modified or can be modified.
The modification (the lighter version) would essentially make it lighter and take off any unnecessary features/settings set by the IT technician.
This is not so employees can be monitored but so settings, all the ‘about:preferences’ can be identical across the board which is set by the IT technician and so updates don’t disrupt workflow.
Another benefiting factor to this would be the fact of the browser being much lighter with ‘about:preferences#payments’ ‘about:preferences#sync’ and possibly a couple of other feature/settings not available as well as making some feature such as required extensions available.
I understand that Payments is one of Brave’s main USP (Unique Selling Point), I was just stating that the payments option can be removed from the lighter installations, however, the Payments feature remaining on the Main installation which in turn accumulates all the visits to pay necessary advertisers if a company, other SMBs and educational institutions wish to do so (obviously set by Ad Control).
Arguably their are tens of millions of offices around the world whereby all of those employees just simply require a search engine to access simple websites and Chrome is unnecessarily being installed on the majority of those machines when most of it’s features would go unused and why do technicians in schools install Chrome when I suspect certain things are blocked and not accessible?
It would be nice to see it written in https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop/wiki/Brave-Development-Timeline if you do consider it and I think it goes without saying it would be best to include it within 1.2 / “Future” when all essential features and necessary bugs are completely fixed.
The following links are the closest to the topic I can find but I don’t think they’re identical to my suggestion.
One final point, do you think the team could at the later stage or because of this suggestion contemplate developing a proprietary Brave extension, actually in ‘about:preferences#extensions’ that could remotely and securely communicate offline/online for the topics suggestion.
I’d really like to discuss this further if you think it’s a viable option. Thanks for reading.