Description of the issue:
In last releases, Brave has changed the way a new download is shown (before it was a bar at the bottom of the screen, now we have a download indicator at the top right of the window).
I have two screens, and if I have a private one opened on the left screen, and a normal one on the right screen, if I download a file from the normal one on my right screen, I receive this popup on the left (private) browser. It changes the focus to this private window. So if I use the Ctrl+X shortcut to close the tab which is supposed to be active (where I downloaded my file), it closes the tab of my private browser instead.
How can this issue be reproduced?
- Open a private browsing window on a screen
- Open a normal browsing window on another screen
- Download a file from the normal browsing window
- Use the Ctrl+X shotcut to close the normal browsing page
→ the closed window/tab is the private one
According to my tests, it doesn’t happen if I use 2 normal browing window. Only if one of them is private.
Keep the focus on the website where I downloaded the file from (so the Ctrl+X shortcut close the last active window).
Brave Version( check
Version 1.51.118 Chromium: 113.0.5672.126 (Build officiel) (64 bits)
Video illustration (not a good quality due to dual screen, but easy to understand the behavior).
At least if someone can try to reproduce?
Thank you for reaching out.
I apologize but I’m not entirely clear on the behavior you’re describing. The first part of the behavior I do understand (I think) and on my end, cannot reproduce:
I have two screens, and if I have a private one opened on the left screen, and a normal one on the right screen, if I download a file from the normal one on my right screen, I receive this popup on the left (private) browser. It changes the focus to this private window.
I’m not sure what role the
Ctrl + X shortcut plays here — can you elaborate for me (additionally, the shortcut to close a tab is
Ctrl + W by default. Did you change the shortcut for this in some way?)?
The download issue itself seems to be the main problem here — if you download a file in a normal window, it should download in that window. If you download a file in a Private window, it should download in that Window. On my end, when I test this, I do not see the download appear in the Private window — the download starts in the normal window as expected.
Yes sorry, the shortcut is CTRL+W, just a typo.
Did you checked the video record? On my side if I start the download from a normal window while a private window is displayed on another screen, the download popup is shown on the private one, and the focus is made here, so if I use the Ctrl+W shortcut, it closes the private window while I was on the normal one.
But it seems that after today’s update (v1.52.117), I no longer have the issue. I’ll try some scenarios and get back here if needed.
Glad to hear it. I will leave this issue open for now, please let me know if the issue occurs again.
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