Description of the issue:
I installed the new Brave but it is impossible to make it behave fully as default browser.
I did install it using Admin privileges, but that does not help. I did click the “set to default browser button” when launching Brave.
File mappings for .htm, .html etc were set to “Brave HTML document”, but Icons of files did not show Brave logo (no associated app). Double click did not work. When using Properties in Explorer, I set the Application to Brave. Now this at least works.
But clicking Hyperlinks still does not work. Clicking a link in Outlook results in error message "General failure. The URL was: http://xxxxx".
When opening Control Panel > Default Programs > Set your default programs, then Brave is not listed (the other installed browsers are).
In Control Panel > Default Programs > Associate a file type or protocol with a specific program I can see that the file types are now OK: like
“Name:.html, Description:HTML File, Current default: Brave Browser”
But when looking at the protocols section it shows:
“Name: HTTP, Description: Brave HTML Document, Current Default: Unknown application”
So for some reason it does not register correctly as an application. When using the button “Change program…” I can only select Internet Explorer and Firefox (the other 2 installed browsers". I cannot add Brave…
Steps to Reproduce (add as many as necessary): 1. 2. 3.
Did a complete unistall (also trashing the AppData folders and reinstalled as Admin. No success.
Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!):
See above in Problem description.
Well, clicking a hyperlink should work…
Reproduces how often:
Version 0.59.34 Chromium: 72.0.3626.81 (Official Build) (64-bit)
OS: Windows 7 SP1 - 64 bit
Reproducible on current live release (yes/no):