Software update: Brave 0.57.18

Dec

14

2018

Brave is a web browser based on Chromium. At the helm of the company behind Brave is Brendan Eich, the inventor of JavaScript and one of the founders of Mozilla. Brave focuses on improving online security and offers an alternative system for financial support for content providers. The idea behind this is that advertising is often the biggest source of income for a website, but that many people use adblockers and websites lose revenue due to intrusive advertisements. The developers have released Brave 0.57.18 for desktops with the following changes:

Version 0.57.18
Updated Brave (Muon) import: you can now import Brave Payments, Windows and Tabs, and data related to the referral program. (# 2402)
Added notifications when contributions or donations fail. (# 1483)
Fixed memory leak in Brave Rewards. (# 2213)
Fixed certain PDFs failing to open in Brave. (# 1033)
Fixed certain extensions breaking when using Brave’s default shields settings. (# 1380)
Fixed stub installers failing to download Brave under Windows 7. (# 2129)
Fixed hard refresh not fetching new Tor identities. (# 1137)
Fixed third party cookies are blocked even if per site shield is set to allow all cookies. (# 2095)
Fixed not being able to access premium Dow Jones content until restarting after claiming promotion. (# 2020)
Fixed not being able to login into Pocket using Google accounts. (# 2164)
Fixed not being able to close Guest / Tor windows using Brave’s action buttons on Linux. (# 1643)
Fixed several Brave Rewards notifications. (# 2114)
Fixed opening Tor windows causing Brave to become unresponsive on Linux. (# 1791)
Fixed size or profile icon next to hamburger menu. (# 1856)
Fixed media publisher name and favicon in site banner not appearing correctly in certain cases. (# 1924)
Fixed shield block count overlap text when going beyond three digits. (# 1951)
Fixed shields are expandable only when there is blocked items. (# 1957)
Added shields deep link to brave: // settings / shields. (# 1959)
Fixed localization for various strings and web-ui pages. (# 2035)
Fixed custom amounts for Brave Rewards not appearing in drop down. (# 2152)
Created and automatically published silent installers for Windows on GitHub. (# 2210)
Updated translations for various strings. (# 2254)
Upgraded Chromium to 71.0.3578.80. (# 2352)
Version number 0.57.18
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, macOS, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website
Brave Software
Download
https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases/tag/v0.57.18
License type Conditions (GNU / BSD / etc.)

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