I’ve been using Brave for awhile, and I’m about ready to give up on it. For at least a month now, every single page I open for the first time comes up with a notice that the page wants to “autoplay media,” and asking if I’ll allow or block it. This is regardless of my settings in general or for the site itself, I can’t get it to stop asking this. Sometimes it doesn’t ask until I’ve been on the page for awhile. When I respond to this, either the page reloads (slightly annoying as it re-loads to the top with anything I might have typed being gone); or, occassionally, Brave just completely closes (considerably more annoying as I have to try to remember all of the pages I had open.)
As of yesterday, I can’t fully open any Web pages unless I turn off the Shields for that page. If I don’t, I get only a bit of the page, and nothing works on it. This includes the Brave Community page that I’m on now. If the shields are up, the page doesn’t work.
In Google, if I have the Shields ON, the search results are in framed boxes down the center of the screen. If I turn the Shields OFF, the search results are on the left side in paragraphs, as they’ve always been.
I have NOT made any changes to any of my settings for months now, so I don’t see how this can be something I did. The constant request to autoplay media was annoying enough. Having the Shields block the workings of every page I go to it about the last straw .
I’m using Brave
Version 1.19.86 Chromium: 88.0.4324.96 (Official Build) (64-bit)
I’ve really liked the ideas behind the Brave Browser, but it has to work. If anyone has any suggestions, so that I can keep using it, I’d appreciate it.