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  1. #46
    Brave Browser - Ready for Prime Time?
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    krs...too many tech things for me to understand fully. I'm still playing with duckduckgo and today found that I could see option to save as bookmark reading list. so all is well.

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    Since search engines like Google and DuckDuckGo are a very different topic than browsers, and especially the Brave browser, I think they warrant a separate discussion thread:
    Which Search Engine? Google - DuckDuckGo - Startpage or ???

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    Speaking of the Brave browser, here is an interesting review of it:

    What is the Brave Browser, and How Does It Compare to Chrome?
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    Brave Browser - Ready for Prime Time?
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    Nice article, Randy - thanks for posting the link.

    Lately I found that I have to revert to Firefox more often than I would like.
    I'm looking at a few options to renew my internet service and pretty much each company has their site set up in a way where I cannot select my location using Brave.
    I have to go back to Firefox to do that and find out what plans are available at my location and their cost.

    I think where Brave could do better is not necessarily allow that if this is blocked because of the ad/tracking of Brave works, but to at least indicate that this location function is blocked.
    The way it is right now it looks to the user as if the website does not work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krs View Post
    Lately I found that I have to revert to Firefox more often than I would like.
    If you find that Brave isn't working for you, and that Firefox does, let me recommend an alternative.

    Waterfox is based on the same codebase as Firefox, but it is more optimized for speed and security. Sort of like Brave, only based on the Firefox code.

    Waterfox (free)
    Browse the web YOUR way | Waterfox Web Browser

    I hope that it is the best of both worlds for you.
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    Brave Browser - Ready for Prime Time?
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    thanks randy.... will check i to waterfox also....

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    randy.
    I just clicked on link to download water fox. when the app downloaded it was water fox classic.
    is there a difference between the original and classic version for just a home user?

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    There appear to be two download spots for the Mac version on the page I checked. I didn't look at things in excruciating detail but here's the difference I noticed.

    Waterfox Classic will run on Macs going all the way back to OS X 10.7 (Lion). If you scroll a little further down the page you will see a link for the more recent version of Waterfox. It requires at least OS X 10.9 and should run on your Mac.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy B. Singer View Post
    If you find that Brave isn't working for you, and that Firefox does, let me recommend an alternative.

    Waterfox is based on the same codebase as Firefox, but it is more optimized for speed and security. Sort of like Brave, only based on the Firefox code.

    Waterfox (free)
    Browse the web YOUR way | Waterfox Web Browser

    I hope that it is the best of both worlds for you.
    Thanks Randy,

    I actually have Waterfox in my dock but I have only used it recently when I want to use the "DownThemAll" feature which "broke" in Firefox when they went to Quantum.

    Never gave it a try as my main browser, but I will have a shot at it.

    First Test was uploading images in this forum
    Waterfox has the same "issue" as Firefox - I suppose that was to be expected.
    I see that forum issue also with iCab which is looking for 100% valid HTML code.

    But Waterfox retains Video Download Helper which disappeared in Firefox, but it doesn't have the Firefox web page screen shot option, both of which I use regularly.

    Auto login to this forum also works fine

    For run-of-the-mill browsing they all seem to be fine - I'm going to have to make a matrix that shows which browsers to use for some of the more special capabilities I use regularly.
    Last edited by krs; 11-30-2019 at 08:30 AM.

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    This is getting crazy!

    I juat wanted to deposit an e-transfer I received.

    But it seems I live in the wrong province - Ontario is not listed as one of Canada's provinces.
    At least not when I use Brave as the browser.

    So before I toss out Brave I thought I would make sure it's a "Brave" issue - well....
    Chrome shows the same list of provinces as Brave
    Safari also shows the same list (image attached)
    But Firefox shows the correct list, including Ontario and no duplicates, so does (as expected Waterfox)
    The Maxthon browser tells me the site is not reachable
    Almost forgot Opera - it is fine as well

    Brave 800 - Screen Shot 2019-11-30 at 12.39.12 PM.png

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    Brave Browser - Ready for Prime Time?
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    But it seems I live in the wrong province - Ontario is not listed as one of Canada's provinces.
    At least not when I use Brave as the browser.
    That certainly is strange considering that Ontario has the most populous city in Canada (Toronto) and the capital of Canada is also in the province of Ontario.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krs View Post
    ...it seems I live in the wrong province - Ontario is not listed as one of Canada's provinces.
    At least not when I use Brave as the browser.

    So before I toss out Brave I thought I would make sure it's a "Brave" issue ...
    Whether or not you ditch Brave, it would probably be a good idea to file a bug report with them:

    Browser Feedback - Brave Community
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    In the end the problem was with the website.

    Pretty amazing that a company that handles e-transfers across the country can't get the coding of their website right.
    But I have noticed that a bit more lately, so I don't immediately blame the browser.

    In this case Chrome had the same issue, logical since I think Brave and Chrome use the same rendering engine.
    And when I went back last night again, everything was fine using Brave.

    But I do have some other problems with Brave that probably warrant a bug report - mostly also with drop down selection type menus on a webpage.
    In those cases it looks as if the website doesn't respond at all, but if I use Firefox everything works fine.

    And when I went back

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