Default Wallet setting
Dapps work by communicating with a special object that Brave Wallet and extensions like MetaMask provide named
Only one wallet can provide
window.ethereum to websites.
In Brave, we expose a setting in
brave://settings/wallet to be able to change which wallet provides
Here's a description of each setting:
- Brave Wallet (Prefer extensions) - This is the default. Brave Wallet will expose
window.ethereumbut allow other extensions such as MetaMask to overwrite it.
- Brave Wallet - Exposes
window.ethereumand prevents sites and extensions from changing
- Crypto Wallets (Deprecated) - Gives access to the old deprecated wallet. This option is not compatible with other extensions such as MetaMask.
- None -
window.ethereumwill not be provided by Brave Wallet at all. If you have enabled an extension such as MetaMask, it is free to use
After changing the default wallet, it is best to restart your browser. Why?
- If you had Crypto Wallets loaded, it won't be unloaded until the next restart. When Crypto Wallets is loaded it will not work properly with other extensions trying to access
- Existing tabs (ones already opened) will not change to use the new wallet setting, you need a new tab or a browser restart.