Brave 1.45 Stable out with Brave Translate improvements and more

Martin Brinkmann
Oct 26, 2022
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Brave 1.45.113 Stable is now available. The new version of Brave Browser for the desktop is a massive list with a long list of improvements. Existing installations should be upgraded to the new version automatically. Brave users may speed up the process by loading brave://settings/help in the browser's address bar, or by selecting Menu > Help > About Brave.

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New users may download Brave from the official website for installation on their devices.

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Brave 1.45 integrates the Copy Clean Link feature, which I reviewed earlier this year already. It is a privacy feature that allows users to copy only the relevant part of a site's address, cutting any unneeded parameters in the process. A right-click on the address bar displays the new option in the context menu.

Brave introduced a privacy-friendly Translate option in a recent version of the browser. The company uses the same self-hosted solution as Vivaldi for that. Now, in Brave 1.45, comes support for additional language pairs. Announced on the official blog, Brave Translate languages have gone up to 108 from 15 in the previous versions.

Users may also start seeing a new prompt in Brave that allows them to enable the blocking of cookie consent notices on the Web. It is powered by the popular EasyList Cookie List Filter, which blocks these annoying prompts. Brave users who do not see the prompt may follow my instructions on the linked resource above to enable it in Brave.

Brave 1.45 includes a number of additional improvements. Users who install Brave and have Google Chrome Beta or Dev installed may import data from these browsers now. There is also the ability to import extension settings in the new version of Brave.

Brave's Speedreader feature supports themes now in the release, and there is a new gradient background option for the New Tab Page in the settings. Two new privacy-related features are also new. The first improves fingerprinting protection by "adding farbling protections for screen resolution and coordinates", the second prevents that private windows inherit permissions from normal windows.

Brave 1.45 runs Chromium 107. Brave users who use the crypto-functionality of the browser may notice that there is additional password protection for Brave Wallet actions, such as removing the account or showing the private key. Lots of additional crypto-related changes in the release.

Now You: do you use Brave? What's your take on the new version?

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  1. StalinHat said on October 26, 2022 at 7:17 am
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    This seemed like a nice update, even if many things were already in place and brave is just polishing things, like adding translations. Hope they hook the Brave translation to the “Desktop Partial Translate” Chromium has so it can be used to translate selected text only and not just the whole page.

    Even the speedreader one, is just like temporary, because they are building a SpeedReader v2, which will have more settings for fonts, themes etc.

    1.46 will be interesting since Brave finally gave the Adblocker redirect-rule support, so more closer to be 99% compatible with uBlock lists.
    Also Brave is improving cosmetics in iframes so eventually it will be default on Stable and not just enabled through a flag.

    Also, Brave nightly has a battery saver feature and vertical tabs are improving little by little, today they added the option to hide the title bar. So, future updates promise to have many things people have asked for years, even chromium screenshot with edit function is available in Nightly.

    I don’t think copy clean link is useful because Brave already removes many elements from URLs, but they will add support for removeparam eventually, and someone from Brave team confirmed Procedural Cosmetics coming soon.

    Sidebar being able to be used on the right side, playlist feature. Brave has been working in feature useful for everyone, so the next months should be interesting for Brave users.

  2. userpassadmin said on October 26, 2022 at 10:46 am
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    Is this offline or still online like Google’s ?
    Tbh Firefox’s offline one is really interesting.

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on October 26, 2022 at 11:03 am
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      It requires an online connection.

    2. Iron Heart said on October 26, 2022 at 1:19 pm
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      @userpassadmin

      Still online, however it is not better than some open source extensions doing the same thing anyway.

  3. Paul(us) said on October 26, 2022 at 11:30 am
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    A few years ago I stopped using the Brave browser but with this release, I am starting to get interested again.
    Right now with the stable release from version 1.45 I switch back to noticing the smaller imperfections, of the concept.

    Website:
    Like why is it so hard to find the list with the updated changes? https://brave.com/latest/#desktop/
    Why is the website still (read not) more user-friendly? Why use a tele tubby custard color scheme?

    Brower: Remarks will come later when I start using Brave again.

    1. Steve99 said on October 27, 2022 at 6:46 pm
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      @Paul(us)

      Most users don’t know what Release Notes are; so to view them goto github. Then, search for the term Release Notes. Also if you like non-standard exe packages such as portable apps/apk files, those are avail on their github releases section. fi, see the link below for the release notes of this current v1.45.113 release.

      https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases/tag/v1.45.113

    2. Anonymous said on October 28, 2022 at 12:02 am
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      It is open source, go and see in github Brave all the commits they do.
      That’s how you check, they won’t tell you much of the changes they release, the list they post have like 10% of the changes they do, because most are either too technical, too simple or they are just to re-factor something so nothing is really changed for the users but can help performance or doing things better for the future.

      They also post it everywhere, github, reddit, twitter, brave community, you make it sound like this is just a small close source software and nothing can be read about it and it is just a secret.
      Even about the colors, you sound like really weak person, but if you cared enough you would change the colors yourself in Brave, which doesn’t need any special extension or feature to do that.

  4. FrankTOS said on October 26, 2022 at 1:23 pm
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    Firefox is still the safest and most secure browser around which isn’t manufactured by an advertising company. Fuck Brave, Fuck Chrome and Fuck China.

    1. Iron Heart said on October 28, 2022 at 9:27 am
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      @FrankTOS

      Firefox is funded by Google.

  5. The wonderer said on October 26, 2022 at 1:27 pm
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    I wonder when they decide to replace the blurry back/forward and bookmark icons with something modern and you know, sharp? Those make Brave look like some outdated, one-man amateur show. Same goes for the rest of the toolbar icons. Maybe hire a designer with all that cryptocash you got?

    1. ECJ said on October 27, 2022 at 6:02 pm
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      True. Same goes for the font they use too. When opening the settings page for example, it just doesn’t feel right. Like you said, it make Brave seem amateur. They are concentrating on the technical part (which is fine), but clearly don’t have much budget allocated to the design and user experience, which lets it down.

      They should take a leaf out of Microsoft’s book, as the design and user experience on Edge is pretty well thought out (well, when they’re not trying to push Bing/MSN crap on their users).

  6. Daniel said on October 26, 2022 at 2:54 pm
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    Still no fix for extensions/password sync huh!

    1. Anonymous said on October 27, 2022 at 11:58 pm
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      Do you mean the extensions and password sync that already works??

      Did you even file a bug or issue report? or you just expect people to read your mind and see your computers problems telepathically.
      Brave uses the same Chromium sync system, did you even check sync-internals? I am 99% sure you never did much and probably it works fine but you are just clueless about it.

  7. Anonymous said on October 27, 2022 at 12:48 pm
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    Recently I tried Brave.
    In the settings I found a section full of cryptocurrent things (wallet this, wallet that, etcetera). I was astonished and did not like that.

    1. Chumley said on October 27, 2022 at 9:39 pm
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      Brave Wallet and Brave Rewards are how they earn revenue to sustain the company. These features are not hidden or nefarious, they are mentioned on the front page at brave.com. They are also completely optional. You can easily disable them and use the browser without them if desired.

    2. Anonymous said on October 28, 2022 at 12:03 am
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      You don’t have to use it if you don’t want to, ignore it and hide the buttons and move on. Maybe you would want to disable some stuff like flags, so some stuff won’t get injected like wallet JS.
      You make it sound like it can’t be optout and it is not optin.

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