Reddit & Brave Shields issue, creates second scroll bar

Description of the issue:

Going to Reddit while using Brave Shields will cause a second scroll bar to appear.

How can this issue be reproduced?

  1. Turn Brave Shields on
  2. Go to Reddit
  3. You will see 2 scroll bars on the right.

Expected result:

Only should be one scroll bar. Instead there are 2.

Brave Version( check About Brave):

Version 1.36.116 Chromium: 99.0.4844.74 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Additional Information:



And just to note, originally I turned off Shields and then turned it back on. This got rid of the 2nd scroll bar for a while, but it just had pulled back up after a while. I’m not the only one with this issue, as there’s a topic opened on the r/brave_browser Reddit at

Any ideas for this one @Mattches?

I believe this is the intended behavior of the site. This second scroll bar appears to track where you are within the Reddit thread itself (observe that only the inner-most bar scrolls up/down while in an article) whereas the first/original scroll bar marks the position of where you are within the Subreddit.

It’s just weird how it only appears with Shields on. Guess something to look into, for whoever it would be. Appreciate you getting back to me anyways

Oh I see now what you are saying. I tested this in Chrome and am not seeing the second scroll bar appear. Good catch. Not sure how dire of an issue it is but I will raise it with @fanboynz regardless and see if we can find out why.

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Investigating, I know we’re trying to counter the anti-scroll on reddit mobile

Which lists are you using @Saoiray in brave://adblock ?

@fanboynz Whatever comes with the browser by default. To be honest, I’m not even sure if I know how to switch to anything else. I found it once but couldn’t tell you from the top of my head where that was. Also not sure if multiple options are available for all OS? Such as when I have talked to you about issues on iPhone. Or which devices can opt into the others.


  • Using Brave Beta or nightly, or release
  • Shields on Standard or Aggressive for reddit.
  • Does old.reddit show the same?

Fix has been pushed out, force an update in Brave Ad Block Updater - Version: 1.0.1248

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