Installing and using Brave Browser for Windows

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Chromium-based open source web browser with privacy priority

Brave Is based in San Francisco, USA Brave software Is an open source, privacy-focused web browser that does not collect personal information such as browsing history or behavior history, blocks web ads and trackers that track user behavior by default, and is private. The window supports Tor, which anonymizes the connection.

For website creators whose advertising revenue is reduced by blocking web ads Brave Rewards We are building an environment where users can directly support creators.
Brave Rewards

Brave Rewards Is an original Brave service that allows users to control the display of their ads, unlike traditional ads, when they opt in (permit) Brave Rewards to view their ads. BAT Rewards are obtained with (BAT points in Japan), and the acquired tokens are given to the site specified by the user to provide support.

BAT

Used in Brave Rewards BAT (Basic Attention Token) is a utility token that uses the Ethereum blockchain, and although it is not a virtual currency, it can be transferred and redeemed, and creators (site operators, etc.) bitfly is You can collect chips from users by registering with and linking with Brave Rewards.

System requirements

Version 1 as of

OS: Windows 7/8/10/11
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 or later processor (SSE2 compatible)

Where to get the software

Brave Browser Official Download Page

Install Brave Browser

The Brave installation has no settings and is set up automatically when you start the installer.

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Click "Download Windows 64-bit" from the download page to download the installer.

If your PC's architecture is 32bit, "Download Now Windows 32-bit" will be displayed.

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Launch the downloaded installer, and when the User Account Control dialog is displayed, click "Yes" to allow it.

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When the installation is completed, a dialog will be displayed. If you want to use Brave as the default browser, select "Set Brave as default". If you want to continue using the current browser, click "Later".

 

 

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Brave will start and the welcome screen will be displayed, so start the tour with "Let's get started".

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Since bookmarks and settings will be imported, select the browser you are currently using from the list and click "Import".

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You'll see an overview of the data Brave collects, click Next.

Usage collection is enabled by default Configuration Can be disabled with.

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End the welcome tour with "Done" without selecting a search engine.

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The Brave dashboard is displayed.

Search engine settings

Search engine is by default Google Is set, so change it if you want to prioritize privacy protection.

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In the address bar brave: // settings / search Or from the hamburger button in the upper right corner of your browser Configuration Open from the left sidebar Search engine choose.

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Search engine used in the address bar Change the search engine used in.

Brave
It is an independent search engine that does not collect data such as tracking or search history and does not depend on Google or Microsoft.If you do not use Japanese for the search word, it will be difficult to use in a Japanese environment, such as the search results will be overseas sites even if the region is set.
DuckDuckGo
It's a privacy-focused search engine that's relatively easy to use in a Japanese environment, but DuckDuckGo has a contract with Microsoft and is allowed by Microsoft's third-party trackers.
Qwant
A search engine that emphasizes privacy, but does not support the Japanese environment.
start Page
A meta-search engine that collects search results and displays Google search results without a tracker.
Filter bubble problem

Google's search engine employs an algorithm that displays search results that are presumed to be searched by the user, such as from the search history, when an ambiguous word is entered, and the search result that the user intended is obtained. This is convenient, but on the other hand, the information obtained by the user is filtered, and it is easy to create a dangerous situation where confirmation bias is likely to occur.Filter bubble problem Is concerned as.

Dashboard

DashboardShows the number of blocked ads and trackers, the amount of data saved by blocking, the load time saved, and the BAT earned if Brave Rewards is enabled.

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The dashboard is displayed by default when you open a new tab, and you can hide it in the address bar. brave: // settings / newTab Or from the hamburger button in the upper right corner of your browser Configuration Open from the left sidebar New tab page Select andA new tab page will be displayed Specify the style of the page to be displayed with.

Brave Sync – Sync

Brave settings Brave sync Can be synchronized using.

Brave sync starts the sync chain on the first client, and the second and subsequent devices read the passphrase or QR code and add it to the sync chain.
The sync is encrypted and uses a Brave-run server, so no data is sent to Google.

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If you want to create a new sync chain, put it in the address bar. brave: // settings / braveSync OrConfiguration Open from the left sidebar Sync Select and click "Start using the synchronization function".

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Select "Start a new sync chain".

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Select the type of device to sync.

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To authenticate the device Sync codeIs displayed.

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In Brave on the device you want to sync, select "Get sync feature"> "I have a sync code"  Sync code Enter.

When you add it to the sync chain, "Start using sync function" in the sync settings becomes "Manage synced devices", and you can check the synced devices, check the sync code, and add new devices.

How to use Brave Browser

Brave is a browser that removes privacy-invading elements such as Google services, web ads, and trackers from Chrome, so the basic operation is the same as Google Chrome, and Chrome extensions can also be used.

Even if Chrome is specified as the browser used, it can be accessed with Brave, and the page loads quickly because it blocks web ads and trackers.

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Enter the keyword or URL you want to search for in the address bar and use it.

Scroll down the dashboard to the newsreader Brave News Is displayed,Customization You can select the content to be displayed with.

tab

Brave tabs operate independently, so if you get an error on the page you are browsing, closing the tab will not affect the other tabs, but it will consume a lot of memory resources and open. Memory consumption increases by the number of tabs you have.

Fixed tab

Tab Fixed Then the startup settings Open a new tab page Even if it is set to, it will be displayed when Brave is started.

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To pin a tab, open the page you want to pin and use the tab's context menu (right-click menu). Fixed choose.

Unpinning is done from the context menu of the pinned tab Release the lock .

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Pinned tabs only show the site icon.

Tab grouping

グループ Kaze is a function that organizes tabs, and you can prevent it from becoming complicated by opening many tabs.

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Create a new grrule from the context menu of the grouping tab Add tab to new group choose.

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Set the group name.

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Add to the created group from the context menu of the tab Add tabs to groups Specify the group to add with.

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You can hide the tabs that belong to the group by clicking the group name.

Fixed tabs cannot be added to groups, and if you want to display the group created at the next startup, set the startup settings. Open the previously opened page Need to be changed.

Bookmarks

To add the page you are viewing to your bookmarks, click the ribbon icon in the address bar.

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Click the ribbon icon to open the bookmark edit screen. Specify the display name of the web page and the bookmark addition destination, and click "Finish".

Bookmark management

Organize bookmarks and set bookmark bar display settings in the menu list. Bookmarks Done in.

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Displayed when opening a new tab Bookmark bar To always display, from the hamburger button Bookmarks Select Show bookmark bar To enable.

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Bookmark bar From the context menu of Create a folder You can add a folder to the bookmark bar with, and you can move the added bookmark by dragging.

Extension

Extensions are additional features that you install on Brave.Google Chrome extensions To use.

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In the address bar brave: // extensions / Enter or from the hamburger button Extension Select Web store Click

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chrome web store Will open, so install any extension.

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The extension will ask Brave for access, so check the contents and add it.

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Installed extensions are on the left of the account menu Extension It will be added to the list and will appear next to the address bar when you click Pin to enable it.

Apps

Progressive Web Apps Sites that support (PWA) can be installed as an app.

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Sites that support PWA will display an install icon in the address bar, and installation will create a shortcut icon on your desktop.

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In the address bar brave: // apps You can access the list of installed apps by typing.

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If you add the App List page to your bookmarks, you'll be able to access it just like Chrome.

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To uninstall the added app, open the app and click the hamburger button. Uninstall Select orApp listOpen the context menu of the app you want to remove from Removed from Brave You can uninstall it with.

Brave Shields

If your site isn't displaying properly due to the blocking of web ads or trackers, you can unblock them individually.

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In the address bar Brave Shields Click the icon Shields To disable.

Private window

Private window When you close the window Browsing history-Cookie-Form data Etc. User activity is deleted.

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Brave implements a regular private window and a private window with a Tor connection that also ensures anonymity, which can be opened by selecting from the hamburger button or by using a shortcut key.

Tor uses an "onion proxy" to anonymize communications. When you connect to Tor and browse a website, encrypted communications go through three randomly selected relay servers and the last server (exit node). The communication is decrypted and you can connect to the normal Internet.

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A normal private window removes activity when the window is closed, but it is not anonymous because the server or ISP to which it connects records a connection log containing the user's IP address.

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Tor In the connection's private window, the user's IP address is anonymized via three servers,.onion You can also access the domain's dark web.

Secure DNS

Brave can change the DNS it uses.

DNS (Domain Name System) is a system that associates an IP address with a domain name. Online exchanges are performed via a DNS server, and Widnows' default settings are usually the DNS server of an ISP (Internet Service Provider). Is used.

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In Brave's address bar brave: // settings / security OrConfiguration Of Privacy and security It is in Security OpenUse secure DNS で  Use Enable and select the DNS to use.

Brave Rewards

If you have Brave Rewards enabled Sites registered with Brave are in the address bar.  Rewards A check mark is placed on the icon.

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If there is no check mark NEWYou may be updated to the certified creator by clicking.

 

If you have BAT (BAP in Japan), you can "send a tip" Configuration It is also possible to provide monthly fixed amount support.
You need a bitFlyer wallet to add tokens other than watching ads.

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