I have been noticing this weird behavior with Brave since a long time and I currently use latest Brave Beta.
Clicking to download a file and even if I have not saved the file yet, meaning the “Save As” dialog is still open and Save button not clicked - the file starts to download in background. Windows 10/11 taskbar shows download progress too on the Brave taskbar icon…
Try with a big file and you will see that if you wait without actually downloading and keeping the “Save As” dialog for long enough. When you really click Save, most of the file content is already downloaded in background and download finishes immediately !!.
Description of the issue:
How can this issue be reproduced?
- Download any large file or Browse to Eclispe IDE https://www.eclipse.org/downloads/download.php?file=/technology/epp/downloads/release/2022-06/R/eclipse-java-2022-06-R-win32-x86_64.zip
- Proceed to download and keep the “Save As” dialog open without clicking Save button.
- Notice the Windows Brave taskbar icon, it shows the progress of file download in background even while “Save As” dialog is still open…
No download should begin.
Brave Version( check
Version 1.42.78 Chromium: 103.0.5060.134 (Official Build) beta (64-bit)