The main toolbar buttons that appear in the upper right-hand corner of all windows will not appear in Brave (minimize, restore, & close). The buttons are still functional (I can click where they should be and the browser behaves correctly). This problem always happens to the Brave browser, windowed or full screen. It does not matter if I restart the application, reboot my PC, or uninstall and then reinstall the application. No other application shows this behavior, and there are no visible error messages.
Some relevant tech info:
- Running Windows 8.1, 64-Bit
- Running Brave Browser Version 0.63.55 Chromium: 74.0.3729.131 (Official Build) (64-bit) (its up to date)
- This behavior is observed with or without any extensions active or installed.
The only time this behavior did not occur is the moment I updated Brave to its current version. The tab that I used to update the browser restored the buttons, but only for that tab, and only in that moment. As soon as I switched to another tab, the buttons were gone, and when I returned to the tab I used to update Brave, they were gone from there as well. Relaunching Brave after that point had no effect.
Is there a sure-fire way to fix this problem?
[Edit] Clarification, since I updated to the latest Brave version, the missing toolbar buttons will appear 1 time at the launch of the Brave browser. The moment I leave the homepage or open another tab, the buttons disappear again. If I start a second instance of the Brave browser while missing buttons in the first instance of Brave, the second instance will immediately be missing the control buttons without having to leave the homepage.