Issue with google chat. Clicking on images downloads it instead of showing them

Hi, recently something has changed as opening an image or file in google chat, opens a new tab and then downloads it into the pc instead of just showing the picture in the full screen view. Does anyone had the same issue or know how to fix it? Thank you.


@ReviverAce ,

Sounds like a recent Media Keys problem


Thx for the answers, unfortunately it did not helped… I enabled “Temporarily unexpire M100 flags”, then enabled “Hardware Media Key”. Still while clicking on sent image on google chat, instead of opening it in full screen it is being opened in a new tab and starts to download (it is not even displayed in browser). Chrome works fine so for sure it is some brave settings. Others apps like messenger, whatsapp are also fine.


@ReviverAce ,

Try the (temporary?) fix for another recent issue . . .

Go to brave://flags

Make note of any experiments/flags that you have experimented with; then click the Reset all button.

You might be prompted to Restart Brave Browser.

Return to brave://flags and search for Enable De-AMP and select Disable

Go to: brave://net-internals/#dns and click on Clear host cache

Next, go to: brave://net-internals/#sockets and click on both (in succession):

  • Close idle sockets
  • Flush socket pools

Exit/Quit everything and restart your computer.

Notes re what are:

DNS cache:

Socket pool:

With pooling, instead of closing a connection after it is used, we can keep it idle while it waits to handle another request. This saves the resources required to create a new connection.


Thank you @289wk, it worked! Problem solved.


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