Brave does not detect that it is the default browser (Ubuntu 16.04)


Brave Details

Brave: 0.20.30
V8: 6.4.388.40
rev: 8b78402e7b3b91d44d8146cbe4dc8013592c33fd
Muon: 4.7.9
OS Release: 4.13.0-32-generic
Update Channel: Release
OS Architecture: x64
OS Platform: Linux
Node.js: 7.9.0
Brave Sync: v1.4.2
libchromiumcontent: 64.0.3282.119

OS Information

Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS

Bug Details

I downloaded Brave via snap then started it using brave &. When Brave started it asked to be the default browser and I clicked the button to set it as my default browser. I then pinned brave to my launcher and now launch it from there instead of using the command line.

The next time I launched Brave it asked to be my default browser again. I clicked the button to accept, then checked my system settings (System Settings -> Details -> Default Applications), where Google Chrome was still listed as the default for Web. Via this menu I set the default web application to Brave.

I closed Brave and relaunched it, and yet again it asked me to be the default browser. I clicked accept. Then I checked my system settings and verified that Brave is still the default web application. I also looked under the Settings menu in Brave and noticed that Brave still thinks it is not the default browser.


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