Brave Browser release info

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Brave update improves script blocking and Google Sign-In privacy
Starting in Brave 1.51, the new version just released, Brave users may now allow some of these scripts. Blocked by default once enabled, some scripts may be required for site functionality, and users may now select to enable these instead of giving the site a carte blanche in this regard.

The functionality is not as sophisticated as that provided by NoScript Security Suite or uBlock Origin, but it gives advanced users more control over the script blocking and allowing functionality.

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Release Notes v1.51.114 (May 9, 2023)​


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  • [Security] Fixed Brave Wallet binding issue as reported on HackerOne by nick0ve. (#30204)

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Brave Software is working on a new privacy feature for its Brave Browser that it calls Forgetful Browsing. The feature is scheduled for inclusion in Brave 1.53 for the desktop and Brave 1.54 for Android.

Forgetful Browsing configures the web browser to delete cookies and other site data automatically when a website is closed in the browser. Brave users may configure the feature for individual sites or for all sites in the browser.

The privacy feature gives Brave users control over first-party site data and cookies. First-party refers to the actual site that users are on.

Using the feature is quite simple. Brave has added it to its Shield feature, which powers the content blocker as well as other privacy and security protections.

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So far, this sounds like it will be very useful to me.
 

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Release Notes v1.51.118 (May 17, 2023)​


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  • Fixed NFT pinning status background and text color. (#30219)

General​

  • Implemented per-device WebUSB serial farbling. (#30041)
  • Fixed saved passwords being removed from brave://settings/passwords and sync failure when restarting Brave on certain Linux distros. (#30147)
  • Upgraded Chromium to 113.0.5672.126. (#30386) (Changelog for 113.0.5672.126)
 

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Release Notes v1.52.117 (May 31, 2023)​


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  • Added “Enable NFT auto-discovery” popup. (#29648)
  • Added “Hide balance” and “Show graph” options under Portfolio customizations in Brave Wallet menu. (#29868)
  • Added the ability to import hardware wallet accounts from the onboarding page. (#29107)
  • Added network selector when importing from hardware wallet. (#29662)
  • Added support for NFT discovery for ENS tokens. (#29121)
  • Added support for Solana versioned transactions. (#26042)
  • Added the ability to connect to DApps by selected network per origin. (#24414)
  • Implemented versioned transactions for Solana swaps on Jupiter. (#30296)
  • Implemented updated layout for Brave Wallet. (#29377)
  • Updated NFT auto-discovery modal text. (#29792)
  • Updated NFT details screen to match the new Brave Wallet layout. (#29472)
  • Updated Line chart color to match the new Brave Wallet design. (#29834)
  • Updated “Help Center” link to navigate directly to Brave Wallet section on Brave Help Center. (#29729)
  • Updated action text to bold and uppercase on the “Activity” tab. (#28535)
  • Updated popup menu in the “Accounts” tab to include account actions. (#29954)
  • Updated Jupiter Swap API to v4 to add support for versioned transactions. (#30297)
  • Fixed crash when loading SOL account page when a transaction is submitted that isn’t decoded. (#29698)
  • Fixed inability to sign transactions on custom EVM networks. (#30642)
  • Fixed Brave Wallet local storage data not being cleared when resetting Brave Wallet. (#29138)
  • Fixed infinite loading on the “Buy” screen in certain cases. (#30089)
  • Fixed missing display of FIL transaction fees. (#29814)
  • Fixed NFTs with no symbols from not being automatically discovered. (#29386)
  • Fixed Brave Wallet “Activity” tab incorrectly not displaying transactions. (#29272)
  • Fixed asset detail screen displaying selected network info from the “Market” tab. (#29663)
  • Fixed issue with Solana swap failing if “Associated Token Account” does not exist. (#29733)
  • Fixed Solana transactions not being submitted to the chain in certain cases. (#28645)
  • Fixed transaction status alignment on “Transaction” tab of Brave Wallet. (#28536)

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  • Implemented Brave Ads welcome notification. (#29297)
  • Implemented Brave Ads clickthrough reminder notification. (#29313)
  • Updated custodian selection modal. (#29448)
  • Redesigned UI for the contribution banner. (#28148)

General​

  • Added Vertical Tabs feature. (#29692)
  • Added “localhost resources” permission prompt. (#27346)
  • Added “Copy Text From Image” entry to image context menu on Windows. (#29003)
  • Added the ability to disable Brave VPN via Admin policy. (#29397)
  • Added “Remove from list” menu entry to download bubble context menu. (#29475)
  • Added an alert icon in the download bubble to indicate when an insecure download is in progress. (#29376)
  • Added Constellation/STAR encryption for P3A. (#24338)
  • Re-added the ability to view and manage individual cookies stored per-website under brave://settings/content/all. (#27150)
  • Removed Google fallback when http://redirector.brave.com is unresponsive. (#29841)
  • Fixed “HTTPS Everywhere” not being disabled when enabling “HTTPS By Default” which caused issues with “Don’t upgrade connections to HTTPS” in certain cases. (#30436)
  • Fixed race condition which could occur in certain cases when using Brave VPN on Windows. (#29338)
  • Upgraded Chromium to 114.0.5735.90. (#30679) (Changelog for 114.0.5735.90)
 

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Release Notes v1.52.119 (Windows Only) (Jun 2, 2023)​

  • Fixed intermittent “Failed to write the VPN config” errors which could prevent users from using Brave VPN in certain cases on Windows. (#30598)
 

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I have been forced(as in, no other option) to use Brave in order to connect my Web3 domain to my Web2 site and integrate my wallet into the system.

I find it totally overwhelming and so full of bloatware its been a horrible experience. It is continuously throwing up options for me to hand over control of my web browsing to its idea of how it should be. Reminds me of Windows.

So, after several frustrating hours I deleted it.

I'll wait for DuckDuckGo(or similar) to provide the integration I need.

edit:
...oops, might be in the wrong thread. Sorry, go for it mods...
 

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Release Notes v1.52.122 (Jun 6, 2023)​

 

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Release Notes v1.52.126 (Jun 14, 2023)​


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  • Fixed EIP-1559 gas estimation issue causing transfers to fail on zksync Era Mainnet when using Brave Wallet. (#30473)
  • Fixed switch network notifications incorrectly being fired when a custom network is selected. (#30778)
  • Fixed tokens being shown as ETH when not on asset list and added block explorer links for such tokens in panel and activity tab. (#23565)

General​

  • Fixed crash which could occur when refreshing the New Tab Page in certain cases. (#30938)
  • Fixed RSS feed parsing performance which caused high CPU usage when using certain sites. (#29125)
  • Fixed Brave VPN “Can’t connect to server” error message when switching between regions while already “Connected”. (#30792)
  • Fixed “Show tab search button” setting under brave://settings/appearance not being respected when a new window is opened. (#30829)
  • Fixed download bubble not being displayed when a file download is completed. (#30882)
  • Upgraded Chromium to 114.0.5735.133. (#31023) (Changelog for 114.0.5735.133)
 
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Release Notes v1.52.130 (Jul 7, 2023)​


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  • [Security] Fixed crash when signing message with invalid EIP-712 request data as reported on HackerOne by matseq. (#30212)
  • Enabled support for EIP-1559 transactions on Optimism. (#30776)
  • Updated label for “Reset and clear wallet data” under brave://settings/web3. (#30005)

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  • Improved tab spacing by adding a 4px left margin to tab icons. (#30469)
  • Fixed issue where some Brave News images were incorrectly aligned. (#30271)
  • Fixed download bubble not being displayed when a dangerous file is downloaded. (#29651)
 

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Release Notes v1.56.9 (Jul 19, 2023)​


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  • Added the ability to hide and unhide NFTs. (#30367)
  • Added the option to hide NFTs on the “Portfolio” page. (#30345)
  • Added sticky header for asset details screen. (#30237)
  • Added “Buy”, “Send”, “Swap”, and “More” buttons to narrow view of “Portfolio” screen. (#30148)
  • Added empty state placeholder for NFTs when no NFTs are added. (#30105)
  • Added API support to accept “Chain_ID” and “Contract_Address” for ETH calls. (#29983)
  • Added NFT discovery support for “NonFungibleEdition” and “ProgrammableNonFungible” Solana token types. (#29400)
  • Added support for Phantom derivation paths for importing Solana hardware accounts. (#29186)
  • Added the ability to remove auto-discovered tokens. (#28749)
  • Added auto-discovery for Filecoin assets and accounts. (#28002)
  • [Security] Removed extra fields from “eth_signTypedData_v4” message as reported on HackerOne by matseq. (#30354)
  • Enabled Sardine On-ramp purchase option for all wallet users. (#30333)
  • Implemented updated design for the NFT details screen. (#30286)
  • Implemented discovery of Solana accounts when restoring a wallet from seed phrase. (#22969)
  • Moved “Portfolio” customization settings to the “Portfolio” sticky header. (#30216)
  • Updated UI for “Portfolio” settings. (#30422)
  • Updated Brave Wallet UI to show pending transactions in descending order. (#28409)
  • Updated Brave Wallet page scrolling and responsiveness. (#30103)
  • Updated asset discovery to automatically run when NFT discovery setting is enabled. (#30141)
  • Updated Brave Wallet side navigation bar. (#30122)
  • Updated Brave Wallet “Portfolio” graph layout. (#29996)
  • Updated default Brave Wallet auto lock setting to 10 minutes. (#26362)
  • Fixed Brave Wallet startup crash which occurred in certain cases. (#31423)
  • Fixed inability to connect wallet on GMX. (#31629)
  • Fixed duplicate networks being displayed in pre-loaded networks. (#31063)
  • Fixed Brave Wallet not returning correct selected address from the request account RPC call. (#30802)

Brave Rewards​

  • Added rounded corners to the Brave Rewards dropdown panel. (#28622)
  • Updated the “Verified Creator” blue checkmark icon. (#28208)
  • Updated Brave Rewards settings under brave://settings/rewards. (#30302)

General​

  • Added the ability to modify keyboard shortcuts under brave://settings/system/shortcuts. (#30840)
  • Added support for “Off-The-Record” mode. (#28750)
  • Added a link to the Safe Browsing support page accessible from the interstitial page and the question mark icon under brave://settings/security. (#20514)
  • [Security] Added support for Certificate Transparency. (#22482)
  • Updated Brave VPN connection to be removed when Brave is uninstalled on Windows. (#30416)
  • Updated sidebar to be displayed on the right by default. (#30397)
  • Removed unnecessary “Shields settings” label under site specific details page of brave://settings/content. (#30208)
  • Fixed crash when using side panel extensions. (#31328)
  • Fixed crash which occurred when opening a Private window from a Windows shortcut when a search extension is installed. (#30305)
  • Fixed login issue on https://login.live.com. (#31196)
  • Fixed cosmetic filtering unhiding heuristic. (#30202)
  • Fixed system theme change interfering with explicitly set Brave theme on Linux. (#30766)
  • Fixed aggressive vertical tab scrolling. (#30627)
  • Fixed issue where cosmetic filtering could not resolve relative URLs as first-party. (#30062)
  • Fixed pinned tabs being created in PWA windows. (#29576)
  • Fixed intermittent issue where Bookmarks menu items were not displayed in the application menu on macOS. (#25644)
  • Fixed debounced sites displaying a top-level document blocking interstitial. (#22437)
  • Upgraded Chromium to 115.0.5790.98. (#31682) (Changelog for 115.0.5790.98)

 

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To address an error we encountered when merging Chromium 115 into master, we’ve updated all of our channels to new version numbers:
  • Release Channel will go from 1.53.x to 1.56.x
  • Beta Channel will go from 1.54.x to 1.57.x
  • Nightly Channel will go from 1.55.x to 1.58.x
For more details, please visit our Community.
 

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One of the main new features of Brave 1.56 is its new Off The Record mode. The new browsing mode allows users of the browser to access certain sites with sensitive information without leaving a record on the device.

Brave notes that this mode has advantages over other options, such as using private browsing mode. One argument for Off The Record is that it is automatic, but it also means that it will work only on sites that are supported.

The mode is applied automatically on sites that use a flag and a premade list of sites. Users see a prompt when the mode is supported on a site to either use Off The Record mode or access the site normally.
Another new feature of the latest Brave browser release is support for Certificate Transparency. The feature is supported by other browsers already, including Google Chrome and Apple Safari.

Certificate Transparency is an Internet security standard that may reveal certificates that "were given out without them being requested by the genuine owner, such as malicious certificates by a compromised certificate authority".
 

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Where's this feature? It's suppose to release with v1.54. I can't find it on Brave android which is now v1.56.8

Brave Browser boosts privacy with new local resources restrictions​


 

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Where's this feature? It's suppose to release with v1.54. I can't find it on Brave android which is now v1.56.8
Brave Software showcased a number of additional features in the past that it planned to include in Brave 1.54, but these are not included in this release. Missing features include the new Forgetful Browsing feature and the Localhost protection. The absence may be explained by the version jump from 1.52 to 1.56. They may make an appearance in the next release.
 

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To address an error we encountered when merging Chromium 115 into master, we’ve updated all of our channels to new version numbers:
  • Release Channel will go from 1.53.x to 1.56.x
  • Beta Channel will go from 1.54.x to 1.57.x
  • Nightly Channel will go from 1.55.x to 1.58.x
For more details, please visit our Community.


Release Notes v1.56.11 (Jul 21, 2023)​

 

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To address an error we encountered when merging Chromium 115 into master, we’ve updated all of our channels to new version numbers:
  • Release Channel will go from 1.53.x to 1.56.x
  • Beta Channel will go from 1.54.x to 1.57.x
  • Nightly Channel will go from 1.55.x to 1.58.x
For more details, please visit our Community.


Release Notes v1.56.14 (Jul 26, 2023)​

 

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I absolutely hate that Brave constantly adds crypto related stuff to the browser without ability to turn it off. Brave Search in incognito tab? You guessed it, no option to disable it. Fonts in internal pages are weird, also, no ability to change. I feel like they're forcing me to use that bullsh*t.

On Android, touch to search feature can't be disabled unless you go to the settings from the pop-up that shows up first time. After that, you can't turn it off because, even though the option exists, you can't get to it through the settings.

I'd be willing to switch from Chrome to Brave if they give me options to turn off these features I don't need. I've been waiting for years, and every now and then try Brave, yet there are no changes except every so often new unwanted features appear.
 

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