Brave started opening app instead of downloading -- I want to download only

How do I disable this feature?

I want download only – the default download directory.

If I understood your issue correctly, check the following:

  1. Type brave://settings/downloads in the address bar.
  2. If you see Open certain file types automatically after downloading, click on Clear.
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Thanks. However the setting is not persistent over recent updates. This is not only annoying but a security risk.