Link from external application opens new instance of Brave browser

When I click on a link from an outside source, such as Twitter, it opens a completely new instance of Brave. My Default Browser is Brave (Version 0.58.17 Chromium: 71.0.3578.98 (Official Build) (64-bit)). The new instance opens up in this version:

Brave 0.25.304
Brave Sync v1.4.2
libchromiumcontent 69.0.3497.100
Muon 8.1.8
Node.js 7.9.0
OS Architecture x64
OS Platform Microsoft Windows
OS Release 10.0.17134
rev 3ecf323
Update Channel Release
V8 6.9.427.23

I can’t find a setting that indicates that new links should be opened in a new instance. When I click on a link in the default version of Brave, it opens a window as a new tab, which I would expect.


Hi, this is probably because the default browser Brave is 0.25 in the old version.

There are 2 possible solutions:
Once you change the default browser
you delete the old Brave version.

In the future also please specify which operating system you are using. :slight_smile:

Thanks. I’m using Win 10 Pro.

So, uninstall the one highlighted below?

Yes, the 0.25 version.
Then you can make the new version your default browser as follows:
Key combination: Windows key + i (hold down) until the preferences window opens. There you click on “Apps” then on the left side on “Standard Apps”.
For web browsers, select Brave. Done! :slight_smile:

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That worked. Thanks.

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