User Solutions: Brave Release 1.42.x

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

Supported regions for verifying Brave Rewards with a custodial wallet provider

FYI: Unreconciled Ads & Claim Button Payouts & Payout Issues
  1. Community members still experiencing payout issues after payouts are completed submit a request for support using this form: Submit a request
  2. Why everytime only half of my BAT are eligible for transfer - #8 by Mattches
  3. 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.


ISSUE: Metamask Extension Issue (+ w/ Google Docs )
FIXED: Brave version 1.42.88

  • Fixed webcompat issue on sites when default cryptocurrency wallet provider is set to “Brave Wallet (prefer extensions)”. (#24456 )

Brave GitHub Issue Report(s)
MetaMask with prefer extension setting brings down Google doc/sheet #24456

Hidden Content: Obsolete (Metamask Ext: Workaround, Source, Issue Rpt)

Workaround: Setting the default wallet to None on brave://settings/wallet

Sources:
Can not connect meshswap.fi - #6 by fanboynz
Google Docs not workling on Brave - #32 by fanboynz
Google Docs not workling on Brave - #25 by Dkpower

Brave GitHub Issue Report(s):
Error when entering site requiring Brave Wallet #24413
This still open even with fix. Applies to Brave Wallet w/ or w/out Metatmask

Remove window.ethereum.* (non function properties) protection #14483
Merge still open for other related issues

Hidden Content: Related Issue (Google Docs w/out Metamask, Fixed?)

Related Issue: Google Docs/Sheets Issue w/out Metamask
Workaround: Set Block fingerprinting at brave://settings/shields to Standard
(Disabled should work too but not tested)
Source: Google Docs/Sheets not working (NOT METAMASK) - #11 by ffv123


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


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

What does it mean when my Brave Rewards profile is “flagged”?


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 GitHub

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

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

GitHub Scope and Reporting Issues

Information provided by @Mattches, Brave Community Admin (About)

What should users report on Github?
So for a long time, due to the lack of enough hands, Brave’s Github had been used for everything from bug reports, feature requests, general feedback, etc. However, we’ve since tried to narrow the scope of what goes on our Github. The main reason being simple “de-cluttering” of our repos.

So for Github, things like feature requests, general feedback, simple “how to” or “what does” questions should all be directed and/or posted on Community, not Github as we’d like to avoid providing direct support there (again, that is what Community is for). However for bugs that you can confirm are real bugs, we do encourage anyone willing to post them on Github to do so.

When I say “confirm”, I mean issues/bugs that can be consistently reproduced after common troubleshooting steps (disabling extensions, testing w/fresh profile, etc) have been exhausted.

How to post to Github?
Anyone with a Github account can post to our public repos. You’ll find that when opening a new issue, you’ll see a template similar to what you see on Community for you to fill out.

While we can sometimes let incomplete templates slide on Community, it is important to include as much information as possible — in particular the steps to reproduce, if known — since it will mostly be developers and higher ups reviewing these (support does this too but any dev should, ideally, be able to view the issue and have a clear idea of what is going on and some idea of how to test/reproduce the issue on their end).

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.

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

Sync security improvements: Delete account #22884

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

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.



Removed Content (Character Limit):


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 verifying Brave Rewards with Uphold

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

Goggles (beta) is now available in Brave Search


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


Links to previous User Solutions topics:
User Solutions: Brave Release 1.41.x
User Solutions: Brave Release 1.40.x
User Solutions: Brave Release 1.39.x
User Solutions: Brave Release 1.38.x
User Solutions: Brave Release 1.37.x


Selected Brave GitHub Issue Reports Fixed/Implemented
from User Solutions: Brave Release 1.41.x

ISSUE: Shields Disabled by Default
Fixed: Brave version 1.41.96

  • Fixed Brave Shields being disabled by default in certain cases. (#23214 )

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


ISSUE: Cannot Add New Favorite Top Site
Fixed: Brave version 1.41.96

  • Fixed the edit top site dialog displaying in the background of the New Tab Page. (#23685)

Brave GitHub Issue Reports:
Fix layering issues with the NTP Add/Edit site dialog #13975


Probably Fixed: Removed from Content
ISSUE: Tab Titles Unreadable for Windows 8.1 Users
No workarounds at this time.

tomingle commented Jul 1, 2022
This appears to be fixed for me on Windows 8.1 & Brave 1.40.109 Chromium: 103.0.5060.66 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Possibly by brave/brave-core#13866?

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


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08/05/2022 Update: Issue Added
08/06/2022 Update: Issue Fixed

ISSUE: Metamask Extension Issue (+ w/ Google Docs)
FIXED: Brave version 1.42.88

  • Fixed webcompat issue on sites when default cryptocurrency wallet provider is set to “Brave Wallet (prefer extensions)”. (#24456 )
Duplicate/Obsolete Content

Workaround: Setting the default wallet to None on brave://settings/wallet

Sources:
Can not connect meshswap.fi - #6 by fanboynz
Google Docs not workling on Brave - #32 by fanboynz
Google Docs not workling on Brave - #25 by Dkpower

Brave GitHub Issue Report(s):
Error when entering site requiring Brave Wallet #24413
Remove window.ethereum.* (non function properties) protection #14483

Possible Related Issue w/out a Workaround at this time:
Google Docs/Sheets not working (NOT METAMASK)
Update: Issue Occurrence w/out Metamask
Workaround: Set Block fingerprinting at brave://settings/shields to Standard (Disabled should work too but not tested)
Source: Google Docs/Sheets not working (NOT METAMASK) - #11 by ffv123

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This solved my issue of many Web3 sites not loading using metamask.
Thanks for sharing. This all started after v1.42.86 (Aug 3rd, 2022)

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You are welcome. :slightly_smiling_face:

Welcome to the community and thank-you for the feedback!