Keyboard Shortcuts CMD+C copy clean link issue

Description of the issue: When using CMD+C it copy clean link rather than normal copy, trying to change this but when i go to Settings > Extensions > Keyboard Shortcuts it is an empty page.

Steps to Reproduce (add as many as necessary): 1. 2. 3. Go to brave browser >

Settings > Extensions > Keyboard Shortcuts

Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!):

Expected result: I want to edit the CMD+C back to normal copying and not clean link

Reproduces how often: happening on different sites

Operating System and Brave Version(See the About Brave page in the main menu):


I am having the same issue as well…

I’m having this issue as well.

Same issue since last update.
Other conditions: I am using vertical tabs (started recently) works well.
gmail → it uses copy clean link, same for excalidraw.

I am also having this issue. The only thing that rectifies it is restarting my laptop but it eventually reverts to happening again

It appears in the latest Brave release they added a default shortcut behavior to copy the clean link:

  • Added a keyboard shortcut for “Copy clean link”. (#26761)

This is the most useless “upgrade” I’ve seen. When I highlight something on the page, I want to copy that with Cmd + C. When I want the URL, or clearn URL, I’ll push CMD + L, then CMD + C. And to not have the availability to put Cmd + C back to normal copy? Why?


This is unbearable and after 2 years of using Brave browser, I’m ready to switch to Chrome. Please fix this ASAP


I’m seeing the same issue.

Same with Dani, I want to the CMD+C back to normal copying also, not a clean link.
It is the important shortcut key for me since we are not able to configure the keymap in Brave


can we get help for this issue? Seriously affecting workflow @Mattches @Aa-ron ?

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yeah, seems some users want it this way. I hope they give us the option of choosing which shortcuts does what as this doesn’t work for everybody.

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I’m using a Mac and having the same problem. It’s very frustrating!

I had to switch to Edge for today to get around this issue. I’d like to switch back, not having a regular copy and paste feature that I can use without thinking is a dealbreaker for me.

Please change it so we can use CMD + C for its usual “copy and paste” function! Or at least let us define a keymap, so each user can decide to use CMD + C as “copy and paste” if needed.


I can’t stand this functionality, please give us a flag to turn it off!


Feature flag is coming in

Changing the default behavior felt intrusive, I kept thinking my keyboard was going bad.

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Bug fix is also coming.


I’m having the same issue.

I’ve found a solution. Open brave://flags/, then search and disbale option Override default copy hotkey with copy clean link.

PS. I don’t understand why Brave change this behavior, it’s really annoying and change completely our workflow!!!

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The solution you shared doesn’t work.