After a period of annoyance I figured out how to turn it off from the helpful post here:
But I think the comment on that before it was closed, which went unaddressed, was right that the default for this setting should be to off.
I wouldn’t assume that my personal preference should be controlling or those of a handful of others. Especially since I’m clearly in the demographic that will take the time to figure out and change things.
However this having already been brought up, I’d think it would be worth determining which default most users in general prefer and switching if to off by default if more users, especially less technical and community engaged users are likely to start and continue using Brave with it off.
More technical and engaged folks may come here or browse the Preferences and tweak the settings themselves. If an average user trying this out would stop using it because it is annoying and they don’t have the time or understanding to find where to change it, that can hurt adoption. People’s perceptions and expectations matter.
Hopefully you have analytics or a way to proceed that let you make an empirical decision about what users prefer.