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brave settings


heather albright
 

I am using brave, I have all my settings set but, for some reason, it keeps wanting to download files that I had downloaded before. Can someone please tell me how to git to stop doing this? So every time I open brave, it wants to download files. Thanks cheers Heather

 

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The only times I've seen this is when the actual tabs where the download is triggered are not closed before exiting Brave, and where Brave is set to "Continue where you left off."  When it reopens that tab, it has no idea whether or not the download has been done before, so it will trigger again.

If you make a habit of closing any tab from which you've performed a download, or else going back a page or to another page, this should stop.
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

        ~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com


heather albright
 

Ah, thanks, for some reason it kept checking continue from where you left off. Now it is set to open the knew tab page. I guess it did not check when I set it up woe! Cheers Heather

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Brian Vogel
Sent: Wednesday, September 2, 2020 10:00 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] brave settings

 

The only times I've seen this is when the actual tabs where the download is triggered are not closed before exiting Brave, and where Brave is set to "Continue where you left off."  When it reopens that tab, it has no idea whether or not the download has been done before, so it will trigger again.

If you make a habit of closing any tab from which you've performed a download, or else going back a page or to another page, this should stop.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

        ~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com

 


David Goldfield
 

Another issue that I've noticed regarding downloading with Brave is that it does not automatically save executable files with a .exe extension. Instead, the downloads pane warns you that files of this type could harm your computer and you must tab to the Keep option. You then have a confirmation dialog where you must activate the Keep Anyway button for the file to be saved.

I appreciate that this is done as an extra security measure but I'd love to find an option, even if it's somewhat hidden, to disable this.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 9/3/2020 12:05 AM, heather albright wrote:

Ah, thanks, for some reason it kept checking continue from where you left off. Now it is set to open the knew tab page. I guess it did not check when I set it up woe! Cheers Heather

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Brian Vogel
Sent: Wednesday, September 2, 2020 10:00 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] brave settings

 

The only times I've seen this is when the actual tabs where the download is triggered are not closed before exiting Brave, and where Brave is set to "Continue where you left off."  When it reopens that tab, it has no idea whether or not the download has been done before, so it will trigger again.

If you make a habit of closing any tab from which you've performed a download, or else going back a page or to another page, this should stop.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

        ~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com

 


Sam Taylor
 

You can disable this by asking brave to confirm the filename or location whenever a file is downloaded. I've done this under Download options in settings and consequently don't have this issue now. 
Cheers 
Sam 



On 3 Sep 2020, at 9:02 pm, David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...> wrote:



Another issue that I've noticed regarding downloading with Brave is that it does not automatically save executable files with a .exe extension. Instead, the downloads pane warns you that files of this type could harm your computer and you must tab to the Keep option. You then have a confirmation dialog where you must activate the Keep Anyway button for the file to be saved.

I appreciate that this is done as an extra security measure but I'd love to find an option, even if it's somewhat hidden, to disable this.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 9/3/2020 12:05 AM, heather albright wrote:

Ah, thanks, for some reason it kept checking continue from where you left off. Now it is set to open the knew tab page. I guess it did not check when I set it up woe! Cheers Heather

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Brian Vogel
Sent: Wednesday, September 2, 2020 10:00 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] brave settings

 

The only times I've seen this is when the actual tabs where the download is triggered are not closed before exiting Brave, and where Brave is set to "Continue where you left off."  When it reopens that tab, it has no idea whether or not the download has been done before, so it will trigger again.

If you make a habit of closing any tab from which you've performed a download, or else going back a page or to another page, this should stop.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

        ~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com