Description of the issue:
Occurs on a system running Windows 10. If a pop-up notification for an advert is clicked when Brave is -NOT- running, the browser does not open in the foreground. Instead, the browser appears to open as a set of background process but cannot be opened / accessed. It has to killed in the task manager before it can be re-opened normally again … i.e., Clicking on the Brave icon after this problem occurs does nothing. There is no indication, other than finding Brave in Task Manager, that the browser is running in the background.
Not unexpectedly, upon reopening Brave after having killed the background processes, the “log in” screen is presented and an option is presented to restore the most recent tabs. The restore works as expected, but is unnecessary / unwanted since the browser would have previously been closed normally prior to these events.
Clicking on “Cancel” to dismiss the pop-up operates as expected … i.e., Brave browser does not try to open if it is not already running and no lock up is experienced. If Brave IS running, the pop-up is dismissed as expected as well.
Opening and closing the browser functions as expected in all other circumstances, including after dismissing / cancelling a pop-up notification.
Clicking on a pop-up while Brave is running operates as expected … i.e. a new tab appears with the site / advert displayed.
How can this issue be reproduced?
- Click on a pop-up notification for an advert when Brave is -NOT- running. Browser does -NOT- open and will lock up.
I would expect clicking on an ad pop-up notification would cause the browser to start up and to display the page related to the ad.
Brave Version( check
Version 1.9.76 Chromium: 81.0.4044.138 (Official Build) (64-bit)
Screen caps are attached showing the “normal” state when Brave is running … the process is shown in the foreground as a single “collapsed” line … and in the “locked up” state where individual processes are displayed as running in the background. Incidentally, these do not appear to be static as values change as would be expected if the browser is actually running, not frozen.
Thanks in advance for your help.