Browser Brave: installation, configuration and removal

Brave is a relatively new web browser, announced by Mozilla in 2016. The main idea of ​​this project is to make browsing the web more secure. It works on the similarity of the well-known Adblock extension, but in Brave ad blocking occurs without any additions. Let's talk more about the Brave browser: installing it, setting it up for Windows, and uninstalling.

Work with the Brave browser.

Description and functionality

The main feature of this web browser is to block ads on the sites you are viewing. At the same time, as the developers assure, the page loading speed greatly increases. In addition, the ridge of this project is an increased level of security thanks to the HTTPS Everywhere module. However, there are pitfalls here: instead of displaying ads from foreign advertisers, Brave shows its own. They are less intrusive and distracting, but still they are. In the program settings you can choose what to do with advertising: block, change or show. There are also security settings.

Pros and cons of the program

Increased privacy and data protectionPeriodic problems with video playback
Built-in ad blockingUsing the Chrome engine inside the program
Increase page loading speed
Splitting a large number of open tabs into groups for more convenient switching among them

How to install

In order to install Brave, you must go to the official developer site. On this page you can choose the version of the program necessary for installation. Select a location to download the installation file in Explorer. Click the Save button. Open the installed file. Next, the installation process begins, after which the browser will automatically start.

Browser Setup

After installation, you should correctly configure the program to work in it was comfortable. Immediately I want to note that Brave uses the Chrome engine. The developers made this choice due to the increased security and stability of the system. Initially, the application is English. If necessary, it can be changed to Russian.

  1. Click on the three bars in the upper right corner of the screen and select Settings.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Advanced.
  3. Scrolling through just below you will see the Languages ​​section. Open the first tab Language. Click on Add languages. Find Russian (Russian) and click Add.
  4. In order for the program to fully translate into Russian, click on the three points next to Russian. In the list that opens, check Display Brave in this language.
  5. In the Spell check tab, move the Russian language to the active position. Then click Relaunch just above, so that the application will reboot, and the new parameters will be saved.

Brave’s default search engine is Google Chrome. If desired, it can be changed by going to Settings - Search Engine.

The browser interface is unremarkable: the tab bar is on top, under it is the address bar, which has a remarkable backlight. You can add a site to the bookmarks using the corresponding button to the left of the address bar. You can view the list of all bookmarks by clicking on the three bars on the right and selecting the Bookmarks item. Brave has a handy feature. When you open many tabs, and their names are not particularly legible, then by right-clicking the tab you need and selecting the Pin Tab option (“Pin” tab), you can save a lot of space in the tab bar, but continue to move among them without problems. A more complete program setup can be carried out by you. To do this, in the Settings section, change the functions you need.

How to remove Brave Browser

Before you delete Brave, you should clear all the tabs, and then go to the Control Panel. To go to it, press the key combination Win + R and enter the command control. Next, go to the Programs and Features section. Find in the new list Brave, click on it once with the left mouse button. Above appeared the Delete button, which should be clicked. Confirm the operation. As you can see, there is nothing difficult to remove.

Thus, we met with a relatively new browser Brave. It has a number of interesting features and therefore will appeal to many. If you have any questions about working with this utility, then ask them in the comments. Answers to them will be given as soon as possible.