Links on brave://apps/ used to open in a new tab, now they steal an active window. How to undo this change?

Until recently links on the brave://apps/ page always opened in a new tab. Now they steal the active window. How can this change be undone? I´m at the latest Windows desktop release and have noticed this on two different computers.

How can this issue be reproduced?

  1. go to brave://apps/
  2. click any link
  3. link will open in the active window

Expected result:
Link should open in new tab or window

Brave Version( check About Brave):
Versión 1.32.113 Chromium: 96.0.4664.45 (Build oficial) (64 bits)

Additional Information:

Right-click the icon for it in brave://apps and set “Open as window.”

I don´t have that exact option.
I can right-click and see:

  • the url which will open in a new window if I click it
  • options (greyed out and not clickable)
  • remove from Brave
  • install on this device

This changed only recently and it would be great to undo it

Can you add a screenshot which shows the right-click menu you’re describing?

I´ve discovered that what’s actually happening is that if I have Brave open on both monitors the apps will always open on monitor 1 so as a work-around I’ll remember to keep the brave\apps page there so that they don’t steal the other browser session.
This is consistent on both my home and work set ups.


Hi, that was driving me crazy. Same here but sightly different: if I click app shortcut with Brave window on monitor 2, apps tab closes and I get new window. If I click with control+click, app tab is not closed and I get new window for app. If apps tab is on window on monitor 1, it works as expected (app open on current tab with click, new tab with control+click, new window with shift+click).

I have an extension that position my Brave window always on same place when new window open (Window Seat), I don’t think it can be the cause because I disabled it and have the same effect.

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