Brave Browser 1.58 launches with YouTube adblocking improvements

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Brave Software
ORG

has released a new version of

Brave Browser Stable
ORG

. Brave

1.58
CARDINAL

is the latest stable version of the browser and it is available for all supported desktop operating systems already.

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Since

Brave Browser
ORG

is based on

Chromium
ORG

, it is also changing the minimum macOS version to

10.15
CARDINAL

, just like

Chromium
ORG

and

Google Chrome
ORG

did.

Users of the web browser may select

Menu > Help > About Brave
ORG

to display the current version installed on the device. Opening the page runs a check for updates, and the latest version should be downloaded and installed at this point as well. Once installed,

Brave Browser’s
ORG

"

About
WORK_OF_ART

" page should list the version

1.58.124
CARDINAL

.

Brave

1.58
CARDINAL

The official release notes on the Brave website reveal that the underlying

Chromium
ORG

part has been upgraded to version

117.0.5938.62
CARDINAL

, which includes the fix for the critical security issue found in WebP image handling among other things.

Google
ORG

addressed the issue

earlier this week
DATE

in

Chrome
ORG

and also in the

Chrome 117
ORG

release.

As far as noteworthy changes are concerned, there are a few. Brave users who watch videos on

YouTube
ORG

in the browser may benefit from the enforcement of aggressive cosmetic filtering on the site after the update. Another usability change enables

the Easylist Cookie List
ORG

for existing and new users alike in the browser. This list is designed to block cookie banners and other privacy notices that websites may display on visit.

Brave Browser is now also removing the tracking parameters “mtm_cid” and “pk_cid” from URLs automatically.

Brave’s

Speedreader
PERSON

feature, which improves the readability of articles, has new customize options that allow users to change the theme, font and text size right from the interface. It is a quick option to make quick changes to the mode, which users may enable manually or automatically.

Brave Browser ships with the "tune" icon now instead of the lock icon, which

Google
ORG

did also launch in

Chrome
ORG

and added to

Chromium
ORG

.


Brave Software
ORG

lists improvements to vertical tab animations and sidebar slide animations as other improvements.

The browser’s Web3 functionality has been updated as well, as usual. Web3 powers the browser’s wallet, integration of crypto-assets and management options.


Brave Software
ORG

continues to expand the browser’s Web3 capabilities, but also usability features.

Now You: do you use Brave Browser?

Summary Article Name Brave Browser

1.58
CARDINAL

launches with

YouTube
ORG

adblocking improvements

Description Brave Software
ORG

has released a new version of

Brave Browser Stable, Brave 1.58
ORG

with important security fixes and usability improvements. Author

Martin Brinkmann
PERSON

Publisher Ghacks Technology News Logo

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