Monday, October 8, 2018

Not Sure Brave is Worth the Hassle

It protects me so well that I cannot get much done.  Disabling cookies everywhere means that it does not remember user names and passwords, at least not consistently.  I cannot get it to allow cookies.


  1. I hate Google so much I'm really motivated to rid myself of everything Google. I'm anxious to get rid of Chrome. I've experimented with Brave and like it pretty well (though maybe not enough to be bothered by the lack of cookies), but the thing that is unworkable for me is that my hierarchical and long bookmarks disappear at the edge of browser window. The lists are not smart enough to expand to the correct side to stay in the window and they don't scroll.

    I want to like it and I hope they fix that soon. As I say, I'm anxious to get Google out of my life but I also want to support a victim of cultural Marxism. With that problem fixed, that may be enough for me to make the jump - even without cookies.

  2. I use LastPass to manage my accounts and passwords because it works across all my browsers and devices (home computer, work computer, iPad, phone). They have a plugin/extension for Brave, which I use sometimes for software testing. It might make it a little easier for you.

  3. I use it only for the things I really want to keep secure - banking, for one...

  4. use a password manager with a decent auto login feature. Most people like Lastpass. It is cloud based, and they have been hacked at least once.

    I use Keepass. It is open source and more roll-your-own, but it works for me.

    I have cookie auto-delete installed in all my browsers. After I close a tab, all cookies associated with that tab are deleted. (Which means I have to log in again.) I have the system wait 25 seconds in case I closed a tab in error.

    If you don't mind tracking, use Chrome, stay logged into FB and Twitter and everywhere else. You will only see ads that they think you will like.

    No, I don't use Brave, because I don't want to see their ads either, I use ad-blockers, and whitelist sites I like - such as for searches.

  5. Vivaldi is my main browser. It's Chromium based, but with all the Google stuff torn out and enough privacy built in that it's just about impossible for Vivaldi itself to spy on you. And, in the best endorsement I can imagine, Google is ticked off enough with Vivaldi's mission to do things to make demands of them they don't of themselves or others like add uninstall instrubtions (try finding those for Chrome). It even ships in a moderately secure default state.

    Vivaldi supports Lastpass, but I only use that for my "less secure" login data. For the biggies like banking, I store those passwords in KeePass. As far as search, for the win.

    If you are interested in maintaining some small modicum of privacy while on the Internet with a Chromium style browser, I'd suggest you check out Vivaldi.

  6. I agree and have the same concerns about Chrome and Brave.

    I wound up using SlimJet. I found the Save-webpage-as-pdf feature kinda cool. I use a group of tabs to open up - not their suggested homepage. Otherwise - works for me. YMMV.

  7. If you don't like Chrome, you might try Opera or Vivaldi. Both Chromium-based browsers. Vivaldi is actually a fork of Opera - the developer didn't like what Opera was doing.

    There is of course always Firefox, or other Gekko-based browsers. (The new version of Pale Moon seems to be fairly functional.)

  8. I find duckduckgo annoyingly slow to use.....