Brave opens a new window without good reason (usability problem)


Steps to Reproduce

  1. Set “Brave starts with:” to “My windows/tabs from the last time” (and Brave must be your default browser)
  2. Go to YouTube and have any video playing (hereafter the first video)
  3. Close the browser window (i.e. close the browser completely)
  4. Click on any link to any YouTube video (perhaps some different one) (I usually click on a link in Thunderbird, but you could try making a shortcut to URL)

Actual result:
Brave will open as two windows, each video in its own window. The most annoying thing, the first video will start playing automatically in the background.

Expected result:
Open the second video in the same window, in its own tab. Stall the first video.

This is not limited to video hosting services, such behaviour should be for all kinds of Web pages, of course.

Vivaldi acts that way for example.

Brave Version

about:brave info:

Brave 0.22.810
rev 8f30eeb
Muon 7.0.6
OS Release 6.1.7601
Update Channel Release
OS Architecture x64
OS Platform Microsoft Windows
Node.js 7.9.0
Brave Sync v1.4.2
libchromiumcontent 67.0.3396.71

I’m quite sure I see the same behaviour on Linux and macOS as well.


@AndyRm Thanks for reporting. I am able to reproduce the issue on Windows 10. I have logged new defect, please track the issue here.



@AndyRm This issue is already been logged. Please track the below issue.


closed #4