Files not downloading in certain situations

Description of the issue: Files not downloading through browser hrefs/non-new windows redirects.

Steps to Reproduce (add as many as necessary): 1. 2. 3. Not sure if this is a site specific bug or not: File download on - the redirect element which links to an http site (non-https) which is a an archived server file from Again, I am unsure if this will do the same thing on other pages, but any redirect that is non-https is doing it for me.

Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!): New tab opens, then closes with no save location prompt.

Expected result: New tab opens, location prompt show up and the file downloads.

Reproduces how often: Every time

Operating System and Brave Version(See the About Brave page in the main menu): Windows 10 - 19044.1348, also occurs on Manjaro, Endeavour OS, Fedora, pretty much all Linux distros I have tested on. Brave Version 1.33.106.

Additional Information: I think it has to do with the site being http, to protect from downloading from an untrusted source. I cannot find any info on adding sites to whitelists or how to fix this. It is not a huge issue, but it annoying to deal with when downloading large amounts of files by hand. - Thanks in advance

Thank you for reaching out.
Can you please provide a direct link to a download from this site that you can confirm encounters this error, so I can test on my end? Thank you.

Yes -
Only thing is it only occurs when it is clicked on in an href, it works normally if you just open it in a tab. (just clicking it here won’t work for me)

Got it. I’m actually seeing the same behavior – clicking on the link you just shared doesn’t appear to actually do anything. Reaching out to some of our web compat. guys for more information.

Appreciate your patience.

Thanks. One thing I noticed is changing the http to https actually makes it work, so it is not downloading due to it being http. (or Opens download file window for me, is this not what you’re seeing?

Only the https one works for me. The http one just does nothing.

From testing with @Mattches it seems to a Chromium issue when linking directly to non-http

Yep, so my initial theory was correct. I didn’t even think to check the console, glad you caught that.

Opening the http link (via copy/paste into a new tab) seems to work for me, but opening within another https page would break

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