Description of the issue:
When trying to launch brave on my PC, no window pop ups in my taskbar nor does a process start in my task manager. I use 2 screens but I should be able to see it in my taskbar if it is launched but unseen
Steps to Reproduce (add as many as necessary): 1. 2. 3.
Unsure, tried to open brave one morning and it decided to not open up
Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!):
Nothing opened (screenshot would be useless as there is nothing to capture)
Brave should open and have a process in the task manager
Reproduces how often:
Everytime I try opening
Operating System and Brave Version(See the About Brave page in the main menu):
Windows 10 and unknown version (i assume the latest version)
This all very strange. We’ve had issues in the past with dual monitors wherein Brave windows will get “lost” on a second screen if the first is removed/disconnected from the chain, or sometimes “in between” displays. But as you said, you should still be able to see Brave appear in your task manager if the process is running.
Have you tried launching Brave with only one active monitor? If not, you should try – may point to whether or not the multiple display setup is playing a part in the issue.
Try running Brave as admin ( Right-click --> Run as Administrator) – are you launching from a Desktop shortcut (I assume so)?
In Windows search, type/search for %appdata%, then navigate to /AppData/Local --confirm that there is a BraveSoftware folder here and that there is “stuff” in it.
Download and launch the installer – if an installation is detected on your system, it’ll simply try to fetch and apply the latest update files. Even if you already have the most up to date version, the installer should attempt to launch Brave once it completes. See if Brave appears.
If none of the above work or yield any useful information, I’d suggest trying to download one of our other Brave builds and see if you get the same behavior (installing/using these builds will not interfere with any data you have on other builds installed on your system already so nothing will be overwritten/lost).