User Solutions: Brave Release 1.39.x

Retired: User Solutions: Brave Release 1.39.x Content

This post tries to consolidate solutions, workarounds and possible solutions across categories each major release. Minor updates and fixes released will be included. After each major release, I will just copy/paste anything that is still relevant from the older version post into the new one.

Anyone with a new solution or workaround, please post it in a reply to this topic! The help will be greatly appreciated by anyone experiencing the issue, I’m sure.

Anyone with an issue that needs a solution, please post in the appropriate category and not here.


PAYOUTS: Brave Ads Payout status
June Payouts Completed

06/06/22 Notice/Update

FYI: Unreconciled Ads & Claim Button Payouts & Payout Issues
  1. Community members still experiencing payout issues after payouts are completed (red dot) submit a request for support using this form: Submit a request
  2. Why i cant get my all earnings? - #81 by Mattches
  3. Why everytime only half of my BAT are eligible for transfer - #8 by Mattches
  4. FYI: Rewards Payouts for “Claimed” Rewards:
    Getting less BAT since last two months - #5 by Aman_M

    Payout through claims are processed in multiple of 0.25 BAT, so your payout amount will be rounded-off.

    For eg. If your payout amount is 1.10 BAT you may get 1 BAT in claim and if your payout is 1.20 BAT, you may get 1.25 BAT in claim (multiple of 0.25). Hope it clarifies.

    If you verify with Uphold (Gemini also gets a claim button), you will get your exact reconciled payout by direct-deposit.

Retired Content (Removed Content/Character Limit): Brave Ads Payout Status


ISSUE: Device Limit Reached: Device linking limits for Brave Rewards have been removed for Uphold and Gemini. You can now verify all your devices!

Brave GitHub Issue Report:
Implement solution for linking limits #18572
Implemented: 05/25/22 Device Limits Removed Brave version 1.39.111


Retired Content (Removed Content/Character Limit): Linking Limits


ISSUE: Infinity load in random pages ( ⇦ Slow loading or No loading)
Source: Infinity load in random pages ( ⇦ Slow loading or No loading)
Many Tests/Workarounds that work for some users and not others. Browse the topic for more information and things you can try. Brave GitHub issue report created. Link below. You may want to track the above topic and the issue report for updates.

Workaround: Infinity load in random pages - #94 by 289wk

Brave GitHub Issue Report:
Many users experiencing extremely slow load times (or no loading at all)


ISSUE: Verified Uphold Account Disconnected/Cannot Reconnect
Closed: 06/08/22

Brave GitHub Issue Report:
[Android] Cannot verify with Uphold if user has Uphold app installed #21342
Closed: 06/08/22 Auto-corrected/No longer reproducible

Moved Content: Moved Uphold Verification Error Information to the “Try This” Section:
Try This → Misc → Error: Uphold Verification


Retired Content (Removed Content/Character Limit): Verified Uphold Account Disconnected Workarounds


ISSUE: Cannot Verify with Uphold: Infinite Spinner/Processing Error
Possible Workaround (from Related Brave GitHub issue report #21057):

Disabling ads and reenabling fixes it but may remove the custodian linkage.

I think you can just close the rewards page and reopen another one and enable it. I don’t think a browser restart is required.

Brave GitHub Issue Report(s):
User cannot verify Rewards wallet (Uphold): infinite spinner and “processing” error modal #21719

Related issue report:
Intermittently Invalid Android Rewards Wallet #21057


ISSUE: Process crash removing/adding large RSS feeds

Workarounds:
Brave crashes after Brave News setup, any way to disable? - #3 CerealLover

Brave crashes after Brave News setup, any way to disable? - #8 Mattches

Brave GitHub Issue Report:
Process crash removing/adding large RSS feeds repeatedly


ISSUE: [ANDROID] Keep losing address bar
Source: Keep losing address bar

Workaround: Keep losing address bar - #41 by Mattches

Brave GitHub Issue Report:
[Android] Address bar disappears when New Tab is opened #22671


ISSUE: Shields breaking text/fonts on some websites
Fixed: Brave Release 1.39.120

Brave GitHub Issue Report:
Apple Music has improper font spacing #22605 Fixed: Brave Release 1.39.120
Shields breaking text/fonts on some websites Closed: Duplicate.


Retired Content (Char Limit/Obsolete): Shields Breaking Text/Font Workaround


ISSUE: Shields Disabled by Default
Source: Shields down by default - #6 by Mattches

Workaround: Settings --> History —> Clear browsing data --> Advanced , selecting Site and Shields settings (for all time) and relaunch the browser

Brave GitHub Issue Report:
default shield-on option lost since a recent update #23214


ISSUE: Tab Titles Unreadable for Windows 8.1 Users
No workarounds at this time.

Brave GitHub Issue Report:
tab text unreadable when using certain themes/colours - follow up to #22027 #22365


Retired Content (Removed Content/Character Limit): Tab Titles Unreadable


Try This: Community Member Solutions and Workarounds

Overview & Warnings

Please note, many of these are specific solutions to specific issues provided by community members and may not work for everyone. Many others are known fixes and will work for anyone having the issue. Please, just be cautious if you try these and proceed at your own risk especially if you are adjusting system settings and not just Brave Browser settings!

Before you begin, always make sure you are updated to the latest Brave version and always backup the Brave Browser data folder preferably on an external device. You should copy the entire folder. You can restore the backup folder in the same location later if needed. You should also have a current system backup/restore point, especially if you will be changing any system settings or system config settings.

In many cases, these solutions or workarounds have been posted by several different people over time. I just picked up the one I ran across first and tried to use posts with screenshots. No disrespect intended to users who may have posted earlier. Also, if you have a post for this section (even if it is a duplicate) that provides additional information, please feel free to post it here or in a reply to this topic!

Browser Icons and Options and Displays Not Working as Expected

Drop-down menus don’t work - #2 by CerealLover

Maximize button inactive. I can't click on it - #23 by bigwillis234

New window = Blank - #4 by Go-go_duck

How can I delete this notification? - #2 by CerealLover

Blank Captcha Display with “Brave ads paused” Solve Captcha Pop-up posted by @ffsdfsdfrewrwerwer

#hardware-media-key-handling no longer found in flags - #3 by NootNoot

Brave "I have a sync code" button is missing - #2 by Mattches

Errors, Messages, & Popups on Websites
Error & Error Messages (DNS; Not Secure; Redirects; etc)

Update broke DNS? - #4 by fanboynz

Brave BrowserThe Brave browser displays all websites as "Not secure" /"This connection is not private" - #2 by 289wk

Brave BrowserThe Brave browser displays all websites as "Not secure" /"This connection is not private" - #3 by NicolasL

Unable to verify GitHub-hosted Jekyll site because "we were redirected too many times" - #4 by andrewdillonpoetry

For users encountering NET::ERR_CERT_DATE_INVALID Error

Error code 159 and I can't load anything on Brave - #4 by thefleshcrux

Brave update error on Windows (Error Code 3)

Pop-ups & Messages (Status; Notices; Dialogues; etc)

Private window with tor never works - #2 by 289wk

Is there a way to stop a website from opening 'Changes you made may not be saved.' dialogue? - #15 by 289wk

Brave not blocking popup notification/message - #2 by fanboynz

Performance Issues Hodgepodge (Testing, Workarounds, & Solutions)
Flickering & Freezes

Frequent flickering of the whole brave browser window! - #3 by CerealLover

Black Screen Flickering Fix w/ Hardware Acceleration Enabled posted by @robchio86

Brave Freezes [Debian] since 1.37.111 - #8 by JimB1

Youtube & Video

Youtube and video players - #3 by CerealLover

Youtube page crashes after one minute of watching: error: out of memory - #2 by fanboynz

Frames Dropped on Youtube with AMD? I finally found the fix

Brave browser video playback frame dropping on 2k 165hz screen - #2 by fanboynz

Video Card Crashes when using Brave - #4 by m4rc3llo

Brave linux no sound in videos - (multi-contributors)

Sluggish & Drops

Sluggish Since Last Update with Some Sites Freezing Completely - #2 by CerealLover

Brave is very slow. Hardware Acceleration already turned off - #2 by fanboynz

Why does Hardware Acceleration Slow Down Brave so much

Mac Users - Try Turning Hardware Acceleration ON

Brave uses a lot of resources causing fatal errors - #2 by CerealLover

High CPU During Idle Tabs or While Browsing Sometimes

Why is Brave running TEN exe's at once in task manager?

Brave Browser Wifi Connectivity Issue (Wifi works on alternative browser) - #3 by fanboynz

Screenshots (Step-by-Steps in Pictures)

A picture is worth a thousand words...

Microphone Not Detected (win11) posted by @CerealLover
Multiple Screenshots in post

Check Notifications Settings (Brave & OS)
Multiple Screenshots in post

can i create bats backup? - #4 by CerealLover Note: Might consider backing up entire Brave-Browser folder too and not just User Data folder.

Linguage in portuguese - #2 by CerealLover (or any language)
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Brave is showing ads even though shield is active - #2 by CerealLover
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Screenshots & Screen Captures ("How To")

How to take part page screen capture - #5 by JimB1

Screenshot extension missing - #2 by Perkins

Misc
Uphold Verification Error

Before you start

  1. Make sure you are updated to the latest Brave version and the OS of the device you are using is updated to the latest version
  2. Clear history/cache, exit Brave, and reopen. This works for some users without doing any additional troubleshooting.

If you have never received a payout to your Uphold account check the following.

  1. Make sure your account is verified at Uphold. Go to your profile page and there should be a verified date at the bottom.

    Example: Screenshot of a Verified Profile at Uphold
    Can’t verify and authorize the wallet, can’t connect Brave to Uphold - #2 by Impoiler
  2. Make sure all your personal information in your Uphold account is accurate and complete. For example, Uphold will verify your account with an incomplete address, but Brave needs your full address, including street number, street, city, etc.

Not receiving Brave ads fix it fast - #2 by CerealLover


Questions Answered: “How to…”

Find your Installed Brave Release version
  1. If you are looking just for the installed Brave version, you can go to brave://settings/help.
  2. For more detailed information, enter brave://version in the address bar.
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    Lots of useful information is displayed on this page including the current installed Brave version, your OS, your OS profile path, and lots of other useful information!
DM a moderator

Mattches and Steeven are the moderators who handle most of the rewards issues.

To send a direct message (DM) to a moderator:

  1. Click on their icon in this topic (or on the About page) then click the Message button
    -OR-
  2. You can go to your profile and create a new message in Messages.

For anything related to Ads/Rewards you should include the following information:

  • Copy/paste your Wallet ID (found on brave://rewards-internals )
  • Your OS and Brave version (found in brave://version )
  • A screenshot of your Rewards panel in Settings --> Brave Rewards .
Discourse (Brave Community forums host)

Brave Community forums are hosted by Discourse. Discourse provides many topics that can help maneuver around Brave Community.

Brave Community UI Buttons - Tips posted by @289wk

Retired Content (Removed Content/Character Limit): “How To…”


Questions Answered: Brave rewards account is flagged - #6 by Mattches


Questions Answered: What about those Ads!?
Brave Ads FAQ

FAQ: Why am I not seeing Brave Ads?

Why don’t I see any Brave Ads after enabling them?

Regional Catalog Viewer

Catalog Viewer Plus Explained

Understanding Brave Ads Catalog Viewer by @Saoiray

Unusual activity in active campaigns in my region - #2 by Saoiray

Unusual activity in active campaigns in my region - #3 by Saoiray

Low “ptr” IC Ads preventing other IC Ads from being served by @g00z

Older post, related, with other useful info from @Saoiray.
Not earning rewards for ads

BAT per Ad Explained

BAT rewards drop from 0.01 BAT/ad to 0.001 BAT/ad

How does the 70% revenue share work regarding exchange rate flactuations?

Brave Rewards not 70% of ad revenue

Request For Comments and Code (RFC&C) Event

THEMIS RFC&C: Update #2

BasicAttentionTokenWhitePaper-4.pdf

Discussion Topics:
What determines the number of ads per hour
Can the devs increase the amount of BAT per ad, given the current prices


Selected Topics: Brave Help Center “How do I…”
There are over 50 “How do I…” documents in Brave Help Center. The link below is a search page using the “How do I” keywords. Specific documents from the search are linked in “How do I…” below.

“How do I…” Search Results (Brave Help Center)

"How do I..."

Use Shields while Browsing

Change my Privacy Settings

Block Additional Page Elements

Change Site Permissions

Manage Cookies

Clear Cookies and Site Data

Reset Brave Settings to Default

Delete my Data in Brave

Customize Top Sites on the New Tab Page

Tip Websites and Content Creators in Brave Rewards


Selected Topics: Brave GitHub

Overview for Finding Projects & Issues on GitHub (moved content/char limit reached)

GitHub Changelogs (Release Notes)

Links to current Brave version changelogs for desktop and android.

Desktop Changelog: GitHub Changelog Desktop
Android Changelog: GitHub Changelog Android

@289wk Posted a topic with additional detail about other sources of information at GitHub including release notes for iOS devices. Please reference this topic for more details: Need the following information - #2 by 289wk

In the Works: Selected GitHub Issues/Projects

Please note, if the project is planned for release (or already released) for a particular version when posting in the User Solutions topic , it will be indicated in the parenthesis at the end of the link. This will not be maintained. If you want to view the current status, you will have to go to Brave GitHub (click the link) to view current information.

[Android] Address bar disappears when New Tab is opened #22671

Allow values to be set lower than current base fee #22648

UI does not scale correctly on Surface devices when keyboard is detached (tablet mode) #22901

Sync security improvements: Delete account #22884

Update “pending” text inside Rewards panel (“Please complete identity verification in order to start receiving Rewards #21936”) (Beta 1.39.x)
Fixed: Brave version 1.39.111

These two are related:
The UI should allow for advanced customization #774
Desktop browser doesn’t have basic UI scaling #22716

FIXED/IMPLEMENTED Brave version 1.39.x
Implement solution for linking limits #18572
IMPLEMENTED: 05/25/2022 Brave version 1.39.111 (backend)

ANNOYANCE ISSUES: Issues that create extreme irritation in some (many) users. The issue may be related to a change in functionality or something that, although it may be working as intended, is not working as the user wanted or that is actually broke but does not interfere with Brave functionality in general. Grrrrr issues in other words.


Notice This?
Various notices posted by Brave support

Supported Country Changes:
NOTICE: New region restrictions on verifying Brave Rewards with Gemini

NOTICE: New region restrictions on Uphold (very important info for users in Hawaii)

India: Verifying Brave Rewards with Uphold temporarily unavailable

Changes to Brave Ads Regional Availability

Wallet Connections are Temporarily Blocked in Turkey

Notices of Program Changes:
Notice Creators Github Account Verification Currently Disabled

Brave Complies With Apple iOS Guidelines, Will Continue to Innovate for Users and Creators They Support

Brave Referral Program Changes

General/Misc Notices:
Device Linking Limits Brave Rewards has been Removed

Claim Buttons for Verified Rewards with Gemini


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Editing Plugin
There is a plugin that allows shared editing but I do not know if it is available for Brave wiki posts. Just to be on the safe side, don’t post your edit until the conflict is resolved (no one else is editing topic, just you). Apparently there is a “tell” that indicates if the plugin is enabled or not. I will try to find out more and let you know.

https://meta.discourse.org/t/discourse-shared-edits/167583

Links to Removed Content:

Selected Topics: Brave Help and PSA Topics: (Moved Content/Char Limit)

  • Brave Help Center FAQ
  • Brave Help and Resources Category
  • PSA Topics

Content Removed from Main Topic Post (Character Limit and/or Obsolete Content)

  • Retired/Obsolete Content

    • ISSUE: Tab Titles Unreadable
      Retired Content (Issue Report for Win 10 & 11 Fixed & Closed)
      Retired Content (Workaround for Tab Titles Unreadable)

    • ISSUE: Ads Payout Status
      Retired: Community Support Posts: Receiving Less BAT than Earned (April 2022 Payout)

  • Removed Content (Character Limit)

    • ISSUE: Device Limit Reached
      Additional Information

    • Questions Answered: "How to…"
      *Add History to Sidebar
      *Change Settings to Open Browser to a Blank Page
      *Customize New Tab Page Images
      *Delete a Topic or Post
      *Undo Tab Close (Android)
      *Sync Devices
      *Create a Topic in a Category or Subcategory

Selected Brave GitHub Issue Reports Fixed in 1.38.x

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This and that #1:

  1. Restore pages? Brave didn't shut down correctly - #2 by Go-go_duck

    If you haven’t repeated closed and opened Brave since it failed to automatically restore your session, it may be possible to recover your session manually:
    Navigate to the following folder %LOCALAPPDATA%\BraveSoftware\Brave-Browser\User Data\Default\Sessions
    Delete the latest version of the files found there (the penultimate version should be larger and contain the lost session).
    Then simply relaunch Brave, and the lost session should be restored …hopefully.

  2. Allow Brave to serve ads on my website, update - #3 by fanboynz

    We won’t serve ads to 3rd-party sites, BAT/Rewards is what is used in this use case.

  3. The background image option does not appear in the dashboard how to solve - #28 by CesarGomez

    well i found the way to solved, but maybe will not apply for you.
    since im from Colombia i download and install brave but in Spanish , so what i did was uninstall brave, switch my pc (macbook) to english and try download and install again, after that the issue gets fixed for me

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This and That #2:

  1. I can "type" everywhere - #5 by Mattches

    Seems like you’ve enabled carat browsing. You can disable this by pressing F7 while the browser is open.

  2. Brave Tor not working - #3 by Go-go_duck

    You can actually view the Chicago Tribune with Brave’s Tor mode, I just did. The problem is that you cannot control the exit node through which your query is routed and from which it enters the clear web.
    If you want to view the Chicago Tribune or other region locked websites with Tor rather than with a VPN, then you’re going to have to keep mashing Ctrl + F5 until you are routed through an exit node that is in the correct region. And since the nodes through which your queries are routed change over time to secure your anonimity, you may have to do that repeatedly, if you’re viewing more than a single page.

@Chocoholic

Why is there no clear indicator that a Brave Rewards profile (user account) has been flagged . . . at one or both of:

  • brave://settings/rewards
  • brave://rewards-internals

At least, there does not seem to be such an indicator - from what I read among the issues at Brave Community.

Thanks in advance.

Good question and I haven’t a clue why Brave development designed the flagging system this way. Before the current system, users had no way of knowing if they were flagged or not, so anything implemented was a vast improvement. However, in the current system, checking flagged status for verified users is a hassle and unverified users are still left in the dark.

Verified accounts should not have to disconnect then reconnect to their custodial accounts just to see if their account is flagged. This just doesn’t make sense to me. The current design is just extra hoops an end-user has to jump through and is irritating overall. I totally agree there should be a more transparent way to check flagged status for both unverified and verified Rewards and a notice at the locations you suggested would be ideal imo.

Here’s a link to the only accessible Brave GitHub report (now closed) per implementation: Implement error modal when user cannot verify Rewards [855] #21226. It does not have any comments about development/implementation decisions. There is an internal report (#855) that probably does but it is not accessible publicly. So, there is no way to tell what the reasoning was for implementing the notification of flagged status in this manner. We could ask support/dev staff (maybe in Feedback category?) but we probably wouldn’t get a response. I have no clue and I am not even going to attempt a guess! lol

A while back, I did create a Feature Request about flagged account notifications. Maybe a new Feature Request should be created requesting an ease of use improvement? Couldn’t hurt.

There is also a Brave GitHub issue report open (notify that user is flagged #21523) but it really needs to be expanded or a more detailed one with specific information created. If I had to guess, I would say this user has an unverified Rewards wallet. The point though is, if there is enough activity to an open request by users, Brave might bump the issue. Right now there is only one user comment and no movement on the above issue report.

Sorry I couldn’t really answer your question. Hopefully I did provide some additional information that might help get the flagging status issue addressed by Brave staff who could provide more information and a more palatable end-user solution: Feature Request; Brave GitHub issue report; Feedback.

@Chocoholic

Thank you for taking the time to explain - well - the ‘Flagged Indicator’ status.

I put together a ‘How to’ (“In order to find an indicator . . .”) - step by step with illustrations:

But, I now wonder, if all that only works for ‘Verified accounts’? According to what you wrote, probably not.

CORRECT: ‘Verified accounts should not have to disconnect then reconnect to their custodial accounts just to see if their account is flagged.’

The purpose of an Indicator, can be illustrated by a Go (GREEN LAMP) / No-Go (RED LAMP) bulb to indicate status. That simple.

Within brave://rewards/ a button might be included (with a label: ‘Click in order to learn if your Brave Rewards profile (user account) is Flagged’), by which, the Brave Rewards user simply clicks on that button, and then a Brave Browser > New Private Window (or New Window - whichever is best) opens with a response from Brave, re ‘Flagged’ or ‘Not Flagged’ -and- WHY.

Using your first link, I visited:

https://github.com/brave/brave-core/pull/12456

Saw:

followed by:

Learn more about Brave's process for flagging Rewards profiles. links to https://support.brave.com/hc/en-us/articles/4494596374925 (not published yet).

Actually, that last linked webpage exists, but I am uncertain about what extra info is not yet published:

Again, no clue. I don’t try to interpret the logs. :wink: And I don’t turn on verbose logging because of the overhead. My system is ancient and I have enough problems already!! lol

Still, an end-user shouldn’t even have to do that. I agree with what you posted:

From your “How to” on how to tell if your account is flagged:

In the Logs, if you see:

‘You do not have enough unblinded tokens’

Maybe if you receive that continuously… on every ad… but I do not know what process triggers that message or if you can have a flagged account and NOT see that message and vice-versa. Do you?

Maybe it does “always display” for unverified and verified rewards flagged accounts. And maybe it displays for other reasons too. We just don’t know. I do not think enabling verbose logging and checking for that message is a reliable indicator unless 1) you have a huge data set for comparison and/or 2) more information about its function. An end-user definitely shouldn’t have to go through that process to check if their account was (maybe) flagged or not.

I don’t think Brave will ever say “WHY” an account was flagged. It is part of their anti-fraud mechanics and they will not give out any information that may help the bad actors circumvent their detection methods. Brave support has posted that in several different topics in the past. I think the most anyone would be able to do is test or troubleshoot using the information in some of the Help Center articles. Like the " Common Reasons for not seeing Ads" section of Why don’t I see any Brave Ads after enabling them?.

I think that meant the article existed (probably in a development version of Brave Help) but was not “published” or “released” for viewing in Brave Help Center. At least that is how I interpreted it.

IMO the best bet would be to get users to push a Feature Request and/or Brave GitHub issue report. The problem is going to be getting users involved. I mean, really, given the user base, very few users vote on things like polls and feature requests and I think fewer still would comment on a GitHub issue report. There would have to be a massive push by users for Brave to spend the resources to implement this. Especially since this is a “wish” and not a “broke” issue. Just my opinion. Maybe just seeing all the posts from users complaining about this issue will have them pop a “account flagged” notice in Rewards on the next update. We can dream! lol

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@289wk (and anyone else who wants to jump in! :grin:)

Referencing the following from a different topic:

Can you help me understand? As you know, I am not real tech savvy, so if you do respond, please use a “macOS for Dummies” approach. Keep it simple. :grin:

  • Why can’t you upgrade?
    • Does it have to do with 32 bit vs 64 bit hardware capabilities?
    • Does it have something to do with Intel vs M1 chips?
  • Are you only talking about upgrading to Monterey? Or are you also unable to upgrade to an older version of macOS that is still supported by Apple?
  • If it is a hardware issue, is it cost prohibitive (or even not possible) to upgrade the hardware?

I see a lot of topics mention this inability to upgrade but haven’t seen any that really explain why. I would like to understand why upgrading macOS Sierra 10.12.6 is a problem. I just don’t understand enough about mac systems to understand the problem even after reading a few articles.

Some articles I’ve run across for reference linked below. Most have an upgrade path from Sierra to Monterey or, if not Monterey, to an older OS version that is still supported. Hence all the questions about not being able to upgrade!

What version of macOS can my Mac run?

How to update macOS: Update to Monterey

How to upgrade to macOS Monterey

macOS Big Sur Compatibility: Will Your Device Work With It?

Every macOS and Mac OS X version–including the latest update

Apple security updates

@Chocoholic

Why:

  • Unable to transition from HFS+ (legacy Apple file system) to APFS (Apple file system introduced 2016/2017)

  • That transition re Mac OS, was v10.12.n ‘Sierra’ to v10.13.n ‘High Sierra’

  • https://www.lifewire.com/apple-apfs-file-system-4117093

  • Apple policies that do not support Privacy and Security (changes: Terms of Service and Privacy Policies)

  • Weakness of SSD (solid state ‘drive’) in contrast to HDD (hard disk drive)

  • Insufficient connection with Internet

  • Cost and Expenses

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Thank-you! I did read something about the above per problems. Will go look that up specifically. Thanks for the link to get me started. :smiley:

Hmmm, will go review that again too. Thought I saw transition paths for both to Monterey and/or older supported versions, but I must have been confused. ooops :person_shrugging:

And thank-you one last time for all the information. Appreciate the help. :smiley:

@Chocoholic

May interest:

@289wk Good “This and That” link. Thank-you for contributing! :smiley:

Hiya mate. I am on 1.39.122 and I am still having the page load issue. I just stop and refresh when it happens which seems to sort it out. Also damn you put a lot of work into this. Fair play

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@Chocoholic

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User Solutions: Brave Release 1.39.x Retired/Removed Content (Char Limit/Obsolete)

Retired Content (Char Limit/Obsolete): Shields Breaking Text/Font Workaround

ISSUE: Shields breaking text/fonts on some websites
Fixed: Brave Release 1.39.120

Workaround: Disable Block fingerprinting at brave://settings/shields
Source: Brave Shields Affecting Fonts

**Update: holdit commented

Even if block fingerpriting is set to “strict”, fonts work fine if the “Prevent sites from fingerprinting me based on my language preferences” option is disabled.

@Chocoholic

Just a reminder. New version release (Brave version 1.40.x) scheduled for 06/21/2022. If you haven’t backed up your Brave-Browser or User Data folder(s) lately, now might be a good time!


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@Chocoholic

06/21/2022 Brave Release version 1.40.105 released.

Brave GitHub 1.40.x Desktop Changelog: Changelog Desktop

A new User Solutions topic has been created: User Solutions: Brave Release 1.40.x

Please place any new comments, suggestions, workarounds, solutions, etc. you may find and want to add in that topic. Thanks again to everyone who contributed to this topic!

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