Software Update: Brave 1.30.86

Brave is a web browser based on Chromium. At the helm of the company behind Brave is Brendan Eich, the creator of JavaScript and one of the founders of Mozilla. Brave focuses on improving online security and provides an alternative system for financially supporting content providers. The idea is that advertising is often a website’s biggest source of income, but intrusive advertising causes many people to use ad blockers and websites lose revenue. The developers have released version 1.30.86 and its changelog looks like this:

Release Notes V1.30.86

  • Added the ability for Brave to handle searches from Windows Shell and Cortana. (#13875)
  • Added “Index other search engines” setting under brave://settings/search. (#14496)
  • Added the ability to disable Tor via Admin policy on macOS and Linux. (#17530)
  • Added the ability to right click in brave://rewards-internals logs. (#16915)
  • [Security] Added IPFS gateway URL validation. (#16999)
  • Improved “Disconnected” Brave Rewards wallet options. (#17154)
  • Updated default (standard) adblocking to generally allow first-party requests. (#17366)
  • Removed known user tracking parameters from URLs. (#17507, #17452, #17451)
  • Fixed overlapping text in download infobar. (#17313)
  • Fixed Brave specific URLs not being listed under brave://about. (#17299)
  • Fixed inability to remove IPNS keys under brave://settings/ipfs/keys. (#17484)
  • Fixed issue with IPFS shutdown and restart in certain cases. (#16978)
  • Upgraded Chromium to 94.0.4606.61. (#18333) (Changelog for 94.0.4606.61)

Version number 1.30.86
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Android, Linux, macOS, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11
Website brave
License type Freeware