Description of the issue:
I use a dock replacement Application called UBar that shows open windows on mouseover of the application. When I mouse over the Brave application, it shows windows that I have already closed as being active, suggesting that they are still running in the background. To emphasise, this is not an issue with UBar, since it works without a single issue with every other application (including chrome and other browsers) and correctly displays the currently active windows. Additionally, UBar displays the number of active windows next to each process and this does not decrease when I “close” a window, resulting in it showing brave as having dozens of open windows.
See screenshot/gif of the issue here:
The fact that UBar is picking up these windows means that somewhere, they are still stored/being run, which I definitely do not want (privacy???). These windows are not shown in either brave task manager nor when right-clicking the brave icon in the regular dock. Please don’t reply with, “just uninstall UBar then” or “not our issue” because it very clearly is your problem, since Chrome nor any other application have this issue.
How can this issue be reproduced?
- Install UBar
- Open Brave
- Open a couple new windows
- Close said windows except one
- Mouse over the Brave icon to see all the windows you just closed still running
For windows to completely stop existing after being closed, and for the number of active windows to decrease.
Brave Version( check
Version 1.4.96 Chromium: 80.0.3987.132 (Official Build) (64-bit)
- Upon quitting and restarting Brave, the number of active windows is displayed correctly (just one active window).
- MacOS Mojave
- UBar version 4.1.5