Package Details: brave-bin 1:0.68.139-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: brave-bin
Description: Web browser that blocks ads and trackers by default (binary release).
Upstream URL:
Keywords: brave browser
Licenses: custom
Conflicts: brave
Provides: brave, brave-browser
Submitter: vorbote
Maintainer: mixedCase
Last Packager: mixedCase
Votes: 181
Popularity: 7.720253
First Submitted: 2016-04-06 13:16
Last Updated: 2019-09-20 03:34

Pinned Comments

mixedCase commented on 2019-03-11 13:52

Before reporting the package as out of date, please note that the newer GitHub release you're looking at belongs to the "Release Channel" and isn't marked as prerelease.

I have a cron running that's checking every 30 minutes if there's a new release and sends me an email if so. If you see the release was tagged in the last couple of hours please give it some time before flagging. Thanks.

NOTE: Also please take into account a stable version may be "released" but not marked as ready for a long time.

simonorono commented on 2018-11-15 03:35

To disable the message telling "that you're using an unsupported command-line flag --no-sandbox" you must enable user namespaces with sysctl:

sudo sysctl kernel.unprivileged_userns_clone=1

To make it persist after reboot:

echo kernel.unprivileged_userns_clone = 1 | sudo tee /etc/sysctl.d/00-local-userns.conf

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zerophase commented on 2019-02-02 19:24

Anyone else having issues with Brave refusing to load web pages, while all other browsers and web services work fine?

simonorono commented on 2019-01-24 14:07

@Martian According to a Brave employee, this will be fixed soon.

Martian commented on 2019-01-24 10:09

Please have a look at this in regards to the UI bug:

The bug itself :

cg505 commented on 2018-12-28 21:55

Note that sh might not be bash. I use dash, and so will not work. You could just change the shebang to #!/usr/bin/env bash.

zerophase commented on 2018-12-27 07:11

gnome-keyring is required for the password saving feature to work.

I also noticed password generation is not working. Is there a package that's needed to bring that feature over from Chrome to Chromium based browsers?

jamesmurray commented on 2018-12-10 09:43

It shows that it is not set to the default browser, even when it actually is.

joschi127 commented on 2018-12-01 18:23

To fix default browser under chrome and to avoid showing the icon two times in the gnome dock, you can create a file ~/.local/share/applications/brave-browser.desktop with the following content:

(the most important line here is the StartupWMClass=brave-browser pointing to the correct window manager class name)

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Brave Browser
# Only KDE 4 seems to use GenericName, so we reuse the KDE strings.
# From Ubuntu's language-pack-kde-XX-base packages, version 9.04-20090413.
GenericName=Web Browser
# Not translated in KDE, from Epiphany 2.26.1-0ubuntu1.
# Gnome and KDE 3 uses Comment.
Comment=Access the Internet
Exec=/usr/bin/brave %U
Name[de_DE]=Brave Browser

[Desktop Action new-window]
Name=New Window
Name[de]=Neues Fenster

[Desktop Action new-private-window]
Name=New Incognito Window
Name[de]=Neues Inkognito-Fenster
Exec=/usr/bin/brave --incognito

And as suggested by @whezzel update ~/.config/mimeapps.list to use brave-browser.desktop for all browser related entries.

rEnr3n commented on 2018-11-29 02:07

@dencrypt Regarding brave shield settings:

dencrypt commented on 2018-11-28 14:02

As @asynec I also have the problem with browser always telling me to set default browser. Tried the Suggestions from @whezzel but no avail unfortunately.

<s>Also the Brave Shield settings (in the address bar) has a UI that lacks any icons or text. It's just the sliders and the name of the page. Hard to set anything when I don't know what it is :) However great work anyway. These are just small complaints tbh and it works otherwise fine!</s>
This is an upstream bug.

whezzel commented on 2018-11-24 08:44

I use Cinnamon DE and had similar issues. I was able to fix it by editing ~/.config/mimeapps.list and changing all occurrences of chromium.desktop (my previous browser) to brave-bin.desktop, and deleting all the BraveBrowser data stored in ~/.cache and ~/.config.

I'm not sure why, but brave bugged me, for several days, about setting it to default, but a friend of mine said he only clicked 'Set as Default' once and it stopped asking him.