How can I disable multiple windows?

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Description of the issue:

All of a sudden when I open brave browser it keeps creating new windows instead of defaulting to my single window. I don’t know if this is a new feature it just suddenly started happening and I would like to disable it.
How can this issue be reproduced?

  1. Open brave do stuff
  2. Open brave again new window is used
  3. ??? No profit

Expected result:

Brave Version( check About Brave):

Mobile Device details
Samsung s21 android 12
Additional Information:

Hello @sorn

Thanks for bringing this to our attention and sorry to hear you’re having trouble with Brave. Can you confirm how many Windows open when you click the link in an external app?

Did you see the same behavior when you set a different browser to be your default, then click a link on an external app. Do you see two or more windows open when a different browser is set to default?

Be waiting for your response!

First Alice I’m really appreciative of your response and willingness to help.

When I click a link from an external application it will open the window from whatever was last used. So the normal behavior right now is there is always at least two windows open and if window #1 has five tabs and window #2 only has one empty tab I cannot get rid of window #2… If there are three windows I can sometimes merge window #3 to window #1. Sometimes when I have three windows open and I try to switch to window #1 with the five tabs it will instead open window #2 and window #3 in split screen mode not letting me access the window I wish to, #1.

I just attempted to set Chrome to my default to examine the behavior as you asked and the behavior does not change. It behaves the same as above. For example right now I just tried to switch to window #1 while in window #3 And it actually crashed and closed brave.

Is it possible to disable this window feature? Frankly it’s not something I will ever use and it seems to just be a frustrating experience.

Hey @sorn

Thanks for your reply we appreciate the details. Can you tell me what you have your Brave set to open to when launched, under On startup ?


Be waiting for your response and have a great day!

You know that’s kind of strange but I don’t have any of those options? In settings I have “Homepage” And that’s the closest thing I can see. I know those options exist on desktop but I don’t see them on mobile?

Is it possible to disable this feature?

Hello @sorn

Thanks for your reply we appreciate the details. Could you kindly update to the latest Brave version? Then please enable or disable “Closing all tabs closes Brave”. Under “Brave Shields & privacy”, please disable “Close tabs on exit”. And at last, create the tab groups you need and then with Android split screen try again to open external app links.

Let me know if that works and have a great day.

My system updated the browser and I’ve not noticed the behavior since your last reply. I assume it was a bug related to the version mentioned in my post.

I’m currently on version 1.46.134

I will respond again if the behavior exhibits itself again.

Hey @sorn

I’m happy that the issue is solved, if you have any additional question let us know! Have a great day! :wave:

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