Was fed up with IE & FF, so tried Brave for Windows (x64) for the first time and had some general feedback about some usability issues I’ve encountered.
UI: Not very pretty, but looks clean enough. Would really prefer a slightly darker theme (or Aero) as an option and tabs-on-top. Do not like the bookmarks toolbar, which wastes even more valuable screen space in that area - would prefer a button (maybe beside the star) for a bookmark panel. Even after removing the bookmark toolbar and changing UI scale to “smaller”, it still seems that there’s a lot of wasted space up there.
Dashboard (new tab): Looks very nice, but doesn’t work very well at all yet. There should be an easy way to add and pin any site to that area, but no matter how many times I visit Google.com, I cannot get it to show there at all. Removing sites from that same list doesn’t always work either. Also, that list only shows 6 entries, though there’s more than enough room to fit well over 20 icons. Clock is nice, but having the day & date smaller below that would also be helpful. Cycling background picture is also nice, but think it would be nicer to be able to set a static background (either user’s choice or from one that was automatically chosen). Having a “Dashboard” specific section in settings, where users could configure the time/day/date, background photo options, and number of icons showing would be good. Later on, an option for showing local weather (by zip code) in that area would also be nice.
Tab Previews: Miss how FF shows the multiple open tab previews when hovering over the icon in the taskbar, and conversely, the Brave hover-over-tab previews are both nice and at times, slightly annoying.
Other than those areas, using Brave for Windows has mostly been fast and enjoyable, but still rather rough around the edges (the Android version is quite nice and polished just as it is now). No response or technical support is needed for this post, but I’d appreciate it if this was read by someone in the development team. Thanks and good luck!