I almost wrote a bug report about this last time. It happened when the update to 0.23.31 came in (but I didn’t realize that it was connected to the updates), it happened yesterday when the update to 0.23.39 came in and I have observed it several times before.
My OS is Windows-7.
Brave is installed in C:\Users\ (username) \AppData\Local\brave\ - this might be important!!
- When Brave is open and an update is ready, A message window pops up, asking whether I want to allow a program to make changes to my system, the program is Brave.
- I say no.
- The following message is like this (actual message placed together with my setting regarding this) :
- After clicking OK the update seems to finish successfully.
Expected behavior: Brave should update itself without asking for admin permissions AND it should honor my settings of “Brave is not your default browser” together with “Always check on startup: NO”
I was very happy that it was easy to install Brave for me alone instead of system-wide (Thank you and kudos for making it so!) and it normally works just fine in this state. Only the updater isn’t in sync with that - it should be able to tell that it’s not installed system-wide by the location of its own executable, in my case C:\Users\ (username) \AppData\Local\brave\Update.exe.
Thinking about it, these may be two different issues but they always appear together.
Anyway, there’s no need to remind me that it’s not the default browser, I purposefully set it up like this and should I forget about it, I would be reminded every time the (other) default browser opens.
It’s nothing serious, but it’s annoying.