Brave mac cannot click on any other app because the brave app is active

since a few days i have a problem
whenever i use brave i cannot click on any othe active app because Brave is active.
In the menu the brave menu remains visible even when i click on the outlook icon or any other app.
This is really anoying

@JoostS

If you have Brave Browser set to be the default Internet browser . . . choose some other Internet browser (Safari will do, for now).

Some Extensions may cause a problem, and you may need to:

  • Disable all Extensions
  • Remove all Extensions
  • Test Enable each Extension, alone, one-at-a-time in order to detect the influence of that Extension
  • Determine which Extensions are running in the background

Mission Control might have become an issue:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204100

Borrowing from what @hnktong wrote in 2020 . . .

the places I know that house startup items are:

  • In System Preferences, Users & Groups, Login Items for your account
  • In your home folder/Library/LaunchAgents
  • In /System/Library/StartupItems
  • In /Library/StartupItems

And borrowing again from what @hnktong wrote in 2020 . . .

Something that at least used to trigger opening Brave (and Chrome) is if Hangouts is turned on (click to enlarge):

https://global.discourse-cdn.com/brave/optimized/3X/8/3/83e2495dee801d4e8edd1656c15db4827b18f11c_2_345x109.png

In a Brave Browser > New Window, go to: brave://settings/getStarted

  • Select: Open a specific page or set of pages
  • Select: Add a new page
  • Enter: about:blank (notice the colon)

In other words, you are DISABLING: Continue where you left off

Next, go to: brave://settings/clearBrowserData

For tab Advanced

  • Set: Time range:All time
  • Enable: Browsing history
  • Enable: Cookies and other site data (Signs you out of most sites)
  • Enable: `Cached images and files``

Click on the ‘Clear data’ button.

(The ‘Clear data’ button also saves the selections.)

Next, go to: brave://settings/clearBrowserData

For tab On exit

  • Enable: Browsing history
  • Enable: Cookies and other site data (Signs you out of most sites)
  • Enable: Cached images and files
  • Enable: Hosted app data

Click on the ‘Save’ button.

Reduce influence by websites:

In a Brave Browser - New Window, go to: brave://settings/content

Scroll down to Additional permissions . . . and set:

  • Protocol handlers: Don't allow sites to handle protocols
  • File editing: Don't allow sites to edit files or folders on your device
  • Clipboard: Don't allow sites to see text or images on your clipboard
  • Window placement: Don't allow sites use info about your screens to open and place windows

Scroll down to Content . . . and set:

  • Pop-ups and redirects: Don't allow sites to send pop-ups or use redirects

RESTART YOUR COMPUTER and proceed to Safe Mode:

Starting up your Mac in safe mode can help you identify whether issues you’re experiencing are caused by software that loads as your Mac starts up.

  • Remove Brave Browser from list of Users > Login Items
  • Set Safari to be default Internet browser

RESTART YOUR COMPUTER and proceed to Safe Mode

  • Run Brave Browser
  • Exit / Quit Brave Browser

Does Brave Browser then show again in list of Users> Login Items?

While NOT running Brave Browser, locate the ‘Caches’ folder: /Users/username/Library/Caches/

Therein:

  • locate the ‘com.brave.Browser’ folder and move the ‘com.brave.Browser’ folder to the Trash
  • locate the ‘BraveSoftware’ folder and move the ‘BraveSoftware’ folder to the Trash

Restart your Mac

Brave Sync might be a problem. You may have to Enable / Disable Brave Sync when needed, instead of leaving Brave Sync enabled.

For now, Disable Brave Sync, for testing your issue.

Worth a look:

https://www.hexnode.com/forums/topic/unable-to-change-user-account-password-on-mac/

EXCERPT:

The Screen Time settings will be shared across all your Apple devices if you’ve signed in using the same Apple ID, and ‘Share Across Devices’ is enabled on any device signed in to iCloud.

Quick Fix

Exit / Quit Brave Browser.

Use System Preferences > Users & Groups > Login Items . . . and REMOVE any Brave Browser items that would open automatically when you log in.

Quit System Preferences -AND- wait 1 minute.

Locate the ‘com.apple.loginitems.plist’ file:

  • /Users/username/Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginitems.plist

Select that ‘com.apple.loginitems.plist’ file and choose the ‘Get Info’ selection under the ‘File’ menu of the Mac OS ‘Finder’ menu bar.

Find in the Get Info window, the ‘Locked’ checkbox and Enable that checkbox. Close the Get Info window.

Exit / Quit applications and Log In. Did Brave Browser launch after the Log In? (Yes after Log In / No after Log In)

Exit / Quit applications and Restart your Mac. Did Brave Browser launch after the Restart? (Yes after Restart / No after Restart)

Login Items

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/add-remove-delay-startup-items-mac/

https://jogendra.dev/implementing-launch-at-login-feature-in-macos-apps

Advanced Mac OS tools

https://www.bresink.com/osx/TinkerToolSys7.html

You can really mess up here, when not careful and precise.

launchctl

https://rakhesh.com/mac/macos-launchctl-commands/

https://support.apple.com/guide/terminal/script-management-with-launchd-apdc6c1077b-5d5d-4d35-9c19-60f2397b2369/mac

https://www.real-world-systems.com/docs/launchctl.1.html

You can really mess up here, when not careful and precise.

defaults write

https://wilsonmar.github.io/dotfiles/

https://github.com/mathiasbynens/dotfiles/blob/main/.macos