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re: When it comes to ad blocking and privacy features I'm really glad that Brave exists and has approached ad blocking on a browser level which makes t...
 

Thanks for your reply Imani! I've to admit I've only tested Brave briefly before they switched to Chromium but I liked the idea, what is the situation with extensions?

I'm rooting for Firefox (I'm a biased Rust lover tbh) but I'm afraid that the general public still sees it as a 'quirky alternative' rather than a privacy first browser.

Yeah, the article I linked at the end talks about this too. It's also true that Mozilla has no significant power to "suggest" user to install their browser. Chrome is everywhere on desktop, suggested by google.com, the default on billions of devices and so on.

It would really be a bummer for innovation if one company with a large open source project rules the web.

It's due to happen eventually, unless something unforeseen happens, the hope is that the W3C committee won't be steered by Google only :)

 

I've been using Brave on mobile for a couple of years now and it's great. I had it installed on Desktop when it was Electron based, but barely used it as my work revolves around web development and extensions and dev tooling (aside from Chromium Dev Tools) were not available.

Since they've moved to Chromium, it's my default browser at work and home. I have all the tooling I had on Chrome (extensions/extended dev tooling).

I'm still pretty new to brave, how did you enable dark mode?! It looks really nice :D

Just navigate to brave://settings or just choose settings from the hamburger menu on the top right of the window. From there, choose your Brave colours.

 

I switched to brave last September and to be honest, it pretty much feels like Chrome with a (heavy) build in add-blocker. Like Nick, I haven't had any problems with anything that I used in chrome (JSON Viewer, React dev tools, Vue dev tools etc.). You can go to the chrome webstore and install any extension that you like :)

Other than that I have faith that sooner or later (or a whole lot later) something will break the status quo, just like when IE was at the top. I'm just not sure if it's an existing browser or one in the making by some team somewhere.

To be fair all I know about W3C is that they are the root of all standards on the web. I have no idea who is involved in the committee at all, definitely something I'm going to Google later :P

I switched to brave last September and to be honest, it pretty much feels like Chrome with a (heavy) build in add-blocker. Like Nick, I haven't had any problems with anything that I used in chrome (JSON Viewer, React dev tools, Vue dev tools etc.). You can go to the chrome webstore and install any extension that you like :)

This is really cool. I'll probably keep it as a second browser to test (instead of Chrome ;))

I'll give it a whirl this weekend, thanks!

I envision a slogan: "Brave, Chrome without Google listening in" :P

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