Create Shortcut (Open as Window) Apps won't open in Brave [mac OS]

Description of the issue:
After I create a shortcut of a website and try to open it (in /Users/user/Applications/Brave Browser Apps), it won’t open. The app’s name flashes in the macOS’s Menu Bar and disappears. It is obviously trying to open itself but then it crashes.

Examples: ,, etc

How can this issue be reproduced?

  1. Open a website, go to Menu > More Tools > Create a Shortcut.
  2. Give the shortcut a name, check “Open in a window”, click Create.
  3. Folder “Brave Browser Apps” opens, your new is in it. Double-click on it, it won’t open.

Expected result:
Double-clicking the newly created shortcut should open the website.

Brave Version( check About Brave ):
Version 1.25.70 Chromium: 91.0.4472.77 (Official Build) (x86_64)

Additional Information:
The checkbox [open in new window does matter

I found two similar issues, but I cannot reproduce the solutions of the first one and the other doesn’t have any solutions =(

Yes, my request (2nd link you posted) was closed due to inactivity. Dear brave team, I hope you like spam, because I will spam this thread to avoid auto-close. You might want to overthink the way you treat your users.

Pisses me off. I use nativefier to circumvent this issue, but this will not protect my privacy.

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Thank you for reaching out and for providing a nicely detailed report.
So can you confirm for me that this happens for all sites? On my end, I just tested this on this site (, (, and and they all worked without issue.

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Sorry for a timed answer

Yes, all the sites, i’ve made a video