Unable to opwn Brave browser on my desktop. Running mac 10.9.5 Maverick


Hello. `i have downloaded the version offered to me from the website. I open the dmg and it quits immediately, not opening at all. I like running Maverick. It’s the most stable mac operating system and I have no intention of upgrading until I have too. I wanted to support this new browser, tired of constant advertising. But please tell me how?

Kind regards


I am in the same spot. What gives, Brave?
Why push us to use the same location-enabled spybot OS upgrade if you really want to protect us?

Technical advice other than “upgrade”, please. Why do you disable the Brave I already have? How? Was it built to crash after a certain update? Is it sending and receiving signals from you to let you know I have not updated to version 20?
That means your technology is invasive, and you are just another Big Brother looming on the horizon.



We have an issue logged for this https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop/issues/12744



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Hi @skweez @Tartarus

We’re currently moving toward the rewrite of Brave which includes using Chromium’s native UI. We’ve started putting builds out there for users to take a look at the re-write, which you can find here: https://brave.com/download-dev/

You’re welcome to try out the re-write now if you’d like and play around with it a bit - see if you have the same issue. However, there are some things to be aware of:
• it’s still very early and many features are missing (Tor, Sync, functional Brave Payments just to name a few)
• it crashes, more often than we’d all like right now
• some sites have issues with web compatibility
• these are not official dev channel builds however they will be automatically updated as new versions are released

There’s more, but that’s the big stuff that I can think of at the moment. It’s very much “use at your own risk” right now and not really suited to be a daily driver, but it will give you a peek into what’s coming. You may also enjoy this reddit post from our CTO: https://www.reddit.com/r/BATProject/comments/9dkbpi/the_rewrite_of_brave_named_brave_core_is/

If you do decide to try our new version out, please let us know if you find any issues in a new thread, you can write one up here: https://community.brave.com/c/developer-builds