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Description of the issue:
How can this issue be reproduced?
Downloading files from the web (such as downloading an image for example)
The new Brave app update now shows a pop-up notification bubble for active and completed downloads that show on the top side of the screen on the Brave browser (not
the Android notification). I have to swipe away the notification bubble to close it and the notification bubble stays there until I swipe it away or leave the screen. It is extremely annoying and I cannot find any way to disable this notification bubble. I have tried to turn off Android notifications completely but it doesn’t work and there is nothing inside the Brave app settings to disable it.
Brave Version( check About Brave):
Mobile Device details
LG V40, Android version 9.0
Please add an option to disable download notification pop-up bubbles for users who don’t want to see that.
I have downloaded and installed the latest update just now (version 1.35.103) and there is still no option to disable the bubble popup notification.
Maybe you can test it yourself and download an image from a website, you will see the bubble notification on the screen. There is no way to disable it. Disabling Android notifications for Brave doesn’t solve the issue (plus I am okay with Android notifications, I just don’t want bubble notifications on the screen of the app).
As mentioned, I have tried completely turning off Android notifications for the Brave app and it still doesn’t work, so it seems like this is coming from within the Brave app itself and not from Android. And I have checked all of the Brave settings and there is no option to turn off these bubble notifications. There’s really nothing I can do to turn these bubble messages off unless I revert back to an old version of the Brave app but I would rather get this problem looked at instead of use an old version forever.
I download a lot of files daily and for me to have to constantly swipe clear the bubble messages is just very annoying and it slows me down. I already could see pending and completed download notifications at the top status bar from Android notifications already, so I don’t see the point of these bubble messages for downloads.
Interesting, I don’t have such notification. Do you have it on all channels? Brave Beta, Brave Nightly? Also does Chrome shows it for you? I’ve tried on 2 devices, one is with Android 9 and another is with Android 12.
The bubble message is not from Android, and the reason is because when I exit the Brave app screen, or if I switch browser windows, the bubble isn’t there. It’s coming from within the Brave app screen (and you can even tell because I changed the theme inside Brave settings to “dark mode” so you can see that the bubble window is dark grey, so therefore it’s part of the Brave UI).
It would be nice to have an option to turn off this popup bubble message as it really gets in the way and blocks the view of the screen.