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Offline SandervanHezik

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Mac Early Access
« on: August 20, 2019, 11:01:19 AM »
Avast Secure Browser - Mac Early Access

Hello all,

We're excited to announce a big step forward in our browser journey - the official beta release of our Mac version.

It contains many of the features that our Windows version already enjoys, including:
  • Adblock
  • Anti-Fingerprinting
  • Anti-Tracking
  • Anti-Phishing
  • Password Manager
  • And much more...

Try it out and share your feedback here in our forum. We need your help to build the best browser we can and help shape our now cross-platform product roadmap.
 
If you haven’t downloaded it, get it here and try it out:
https://platform.avast.com/ASB/Mac/

Note:
We are working on the Dark Mode functionality, so for now please use the light mode.

From,
Browser Team

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Re: Mac Early Access
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2019, 03:13:56 PM »
Is there a Banking Mode in this version?
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Re: Mac Early Access
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2019, 01:22:24 PM »
Hi Bob,

at the moment the Mac Early Access does not have Bank Mode, but we are working on it as we would love to give this feature also to Mac users.

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Re: Mac Early Access
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2019, 02:00:55 PM »
Hi Bob,

at the moment the Mac Early Access does not have Bank Mode, but we are working on it as we would love to give this feature also to Mac users.
Thanks for the quick reply.
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Re: Mac Early Access
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2019, 04:24:12 PM »
Good morning,

Just got the browser installed and imported all my bookmarks. On first impression it is bright, clean and fast. Great first impressions!
I did notice that the settings menu, the 3 vertical ellipses are blank unless I mouse over them.

I'll play around with it more later.

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Re: Mac Early Access
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2019, 05:39:31 PM »
Good morning,

Just got the browser installed and imported all my bookmarks. On first impression it is bright, clean and fast. Great first impressions!
I did notice that the settings menu, the 3 vertical ellipses are blank unless I mouse over them.

I'll play around with it more later.

Hi Kharihalter, thanks for your feedback and great to hear it's bright, clean, and fast!
 
The reason why the settings menu is blank, is because at the moment we don't support Dark Mode.
Our developers are working on this, and soon we will support Dark Mode. If you want to see the settings menu, please change to Light Mode on your Mac. You can find this in System Preferences > General

Offline kharihalter

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Re: Mac Early Access
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2019, 04:39:14 PM »
Good day,

Disabling dark mode on my Mac did the trick! Thank you. 

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Re: Mac Early Access
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2019, 10:57:22 AM »
Good day,

Disabling dark mode on my Mac did the trick! Thank you.

Dark Mode is supported now :)
Feel free to test out, make sure you are on Avast Secure Browser version 77.0.269.76 for Mac.

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Re: Mac Early Access
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2019, 05:12:29 PM »
Just got the Mac Early access installed and I LOVE it!! My only suggestion so far in my short time using it, would be to add a preference to prevent videos from auto-starting when visiting a web page (such as CNN).
Great work guys and gals!!

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Re: Mac Early Access
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2019, 11:21:57 PM »
Good day,

Disabling dark mode on my Mac did the trick! Thank you.

Dark Mode is supported now :)
Feel free to test out, make sure you are on Avast Secure Browser version 77.0.269.76 for Mac.

Just got dark mode reenabled, at quick glance it seems to be working now and looks great.


Had to be a few weeks away from my computer, looks like the browser got a few nice upgrades.

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Re: Mac Early Access
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2019, 09:05:47 AM »
i cried tears of joy when i found the beta secure browser. i've been a customer of avast since it was a modest little 'a'. i think its been over 20 years on and off. mostly on when i have a computer. now i have an apple (sick of win10 crashing or fidgety) and i'm dancing in the street. insert kowtow here. thank you avast and all who sail in you.

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Re: Mac Early Access
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2019, 10:37:46 PM »
So far I am liking the Avast secure browser for Mac. I would like to be able to have my bookmarks in a sidebar always open, as I have them in Firefox. It's much more convenient than using the dropdown menus. The browser seems to load sites quite fast and I like that.

J Cook


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Re: Mac Early Access
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2019, 04:31:40 PM »
Good morning,

Still loving the Avast Browser!

All websites and pages are loading fast and well. I did just happen to notice an obscure problem. I'm not sure if its something I did in changing settings or something else entirely.

Now facebook itself loads rather quickly in the Avast Browser; however recently I had to create and manage a facebook page, but the page that I created takes a long time to load. I tried it in chrome it works just fine, same with safari. I cleared cache, cookies and history that did not seem to help.

So I'm not sure if this is some setting that I may have customized that is making the page run slow or if its facebook being... well facebook. And I never would have run into it if I didn't create a fb page :D 

So I'm curious if anyone else has run into it or has any suggestions.


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Re: Mac Early Access
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2019, 12:35:48 PM »
Hello, kharihalter!Thank you for your report! I will investigate this issue. Can you, please, pass here Diagnostic information of the browser?

Open the browser and click on the menu icon (3 dots)
Click on "Help and About Avast Secure Browser" and then "About Avast Secure Browser"
Click on "Diagnostic Information" (this will open a pop-up window)
Click the "COPY TO CLIPBOARD" button to capture the information


Thank you!

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Re: Mac Early Access
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2019, 02:06:34 PM »
Hello, kharihalter!Thank you for your report! I will investigate this issue. Can you, please, pass here Diagnostic information of the browser?

Open the browser and click on the menu icon (3 dots)
Click on "Help and About Avast Secure Browser" and then "About Avast Secure Browser"
Click on "Diagnostic Information" (this will open a pop-up window)
Click the "COPY TO CLIPBOARD" button to capture the information


Thank you!

Thank you Cristina!!

executable_path=/Applications/Avast Secure Browser Beta.app/Contents/MacOS/Avast Secure Browser Beta
profile_path=/Users/khari/Library/Application Support/AVAST Software/Browser Beta/Default
os_version=macOS Catalina v10.15.1 (x64)
host_prefix=
browser_version=77.0.269.76 (Official Build (64-bit))
cgid=1500
cid=15001
uid=77e4e7157bdf4a00b7f27021169e59a9

Enabled extensions:
ahfgeienlihckogmohjhadlkjgocpleb : Web Store : 0.2
beghmmhchncjignfbfnemngnlnjdmbcb : Avast Anti-Fingerprint : 2.2.112
daanglpcpkjjlkhcbladppjphglbigam : Avast Online Security : 19.3.362
kdhipfbocahipinepiahppeionfbahlg : Avast Video Downloader : 1.5.305
khoabckdcnciingnnklkfgdhnniefnod : Avast HTTPS Encryption : 19.6.4.114
kmediagceboldddnnajkcochbkfkedel : Avast Anti-Tracking : 1.17.4.544
kmendfapggjehodndflmmgagdbamhnfd : CryptoTokenExtension : 0.9.74
mecokbmnofclapimmlnfegiohceoaocc : Avast Performance Manager : 1.1.176
mfehgcgbbipciphmccgaenjidiccnmng : Cloud Print : 0.1
mhjfbmdgcfjbbpaeojofohoefgiehjai : Chromium PDF Viewer : 1
nmebbcjdbhgggcgohlnlgadkmjiedfbc : Avast Hack Check : 1.2.174
ooeobdingfeedklanlfcjhffgennflke : Avast Adblock : 1.17.4.544
pkedcjkdefgpdelpbcmbmeomcjbeemfm : Chrome Media Router : 7719.805.0.2

Disabled extensions: