"Make Brave the default browser" does not work in linux mint

Description of the issue:
I’m on Linux Mint and I’ve installed Brave via snap. When I attempt to make Brave the default browser via Brave settings, it doesn’t work. I have to go to Linux Mint settings and set it there.

Edit: as I’m writing this, it occurs to me maybe this is a limitation of snap?

Version info:
Linux Mint: 20.2
Brave: 1.33.106 (Dec 14, 2021)

Additional Information:
This bug has been described in these other reports:

But those issues were closed as though the bug is fixed. The bug is not fixed!

This bug is minor but rather noticeable. I don’t like recommending Brave to people and literally one of the first things they want to do doesn’t work. That’s NOT a good first impression. I think this bug should be prioritized above the normal scope of “minor UX issue” because it’s part of the onboarding process and therefore highly visible.

Hello @blakesley

i am not on debian based distru but it better to use this offcial way of installing brave on debian/ubuntu/mint

sudo apt install apt-transport-https curl

sudo curl -fsSLo /usr/share/keyrings/brave-browser-archive-keyring.gpg https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/brave-browser-archive-keyring.gpg

echo "deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/brave-browser-archive-keyring.gpg arch=amd64] https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/ stable main"|sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release.list

sudo apt update

sudo apt install brave-browser
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Wow, good point, and that fixes it for me. Thanks!

I forgot to check if there was a way to get the native app before I resorted to snap. Also, it would appear this is a limitation of the snap package. Good to know!

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you welcome just point out from brave flathub and snap are buggy so for any software you want try to use any other way like dep in debian based distru

i know snap and flathub make things easier but sometime it catch you with very annoying bug

I only use snap & flatpak because they keep my apps updated. For Brave, there’s an apt PPA, so bravo to Brave team!

But for example, I just tried out Discord and there’s no apt version (public or private), just .deb, snap, & flatpak. Among those options, I’m picking one of the latter 2 so the app stays up-to-date.

when you install any app using apt install you already get the app updated once you check for update the only thing that you install it using the repository either your os repo or the app repo

that what i ment by deb