First url entered always redirects to duckduckgo

I set my default search engine to DuckDuckGo.
I later changed it to Qwant.
Now the first time I open Brave, and I type any exact url, for example, I get redirected to the duckduckgo landing page. It is super frustrating.

I couldn’t reproduce that.
Version 0.55.22 Chromium: 70.0.3538.77 (Official Build)

Hi @thecamel,

Did you mind to provide:

  • Your Brave version
  • Your OS
  • Steps to reproduce the issue
  • A record of the issue would be really helpful.


Okay, figured it out.

Try this:

  1. Set your start page to Set the search engine on to duckduckgo, but the search engine for Brave to Qwant.
  2. Close and re-open Brave.
  3. Try to browse to facebook
  4. You’ll be redirected to

I tested removing as my start page and using the default Brave start page, and then Brave works as expected.

Brave: 0.25.2
V8: 6.9.427.23
rev: 8ea2a9ce5ca329478186e6393e07f1cf87d34a22
Muon: 8.1.8
OS Release: 10.0.17134
Update Channel: Release
OS Architecture: x64
OS Platform: Microsoft Windows
Node.js: 7.9.0
Brave Sync: v1.4.2
libchromiumcontent: 69.0.3497.100

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