Facebook creating new tabs when it shouldn't be

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Description of the issue:
How can this issue be reproduced?

  1. Facebook is creating new tabs when I click on Notifications or Messenger (among other things)

Expected result:

For Notifications and Messenger, a drop down should appear.

Brave Version( check About Brave):

Latest version on Mac 10.15

Additional Information:

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Thank you for reaching out. To confirm, when you click on (for example) the notification icon in Facebook, the browser opens a new tab to the FB notifications page?

If so, can you test in another browser and confirm that this behavior only occurs in Brave?

That is correct. I tested it in both Chrome and Safari as well, and this behavior did not occur in those browsers.

Very strange. Do you have any extensions installed at this time? Additionally, can you try testing this behavior in a private browsing window as well?

Extentions currently running: AdGuard, F.B. Purity, Google Docs Offline, Google Translate, Great Suspender Pro, Honey, LastPass, Reddit Enhancement Suite, Save To Pocket

I tried it in a private browsing window, and it worked as expected. I clicked on the Notification icon, the notifications dropped down, and clicking on one opened it in the same tab.

Thank you for confirming.
So I’m fairly certain that one of the extensions you have installed is causing the issue – at a glance, I’d wager it’s the F.B. Purity extension but to confirm, can you please disable all your extensions and see if the problem persists? If not, re-enable them one at a time until you find the offending extension.

@Mattches hello there, you helped me out in the past on some of my posts before and you always gave me the answers i was looking for and i thank you, i would like to ask you something about facebook i have problems with for the past couple of months. but i dont want to make a post on here with out asking a brave admin first, is there anyway i can email you or something like that to chat so i can explain my problem before i post it public?

I disabled F.B. Purity, and the issue disappeared. Guess it’s time to contact that developer now. :wink: Thanks!

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Addendum: I uninstalled and reinstalled F.B. Purity, and everything still works as it should.

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Thank you for letting us know – glad it’s all working as expected now. Marking this issue as solved.

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