This is a copy of an older post, but the problem still remains and is very annoying.
(original post: Opening link (when Brave closed) always opens in new window + in background)
When you click a link outside of Brave, if Brave is already running, it opens the link as a new tab—which works well.
(Brave is set as my default browser, and is up to date.)
However, if Brave isn’t already running, it always opens the link as a new window—but also, this new window opens behind the main window (the one with pinned tabs or tabs from a previous session). At first glance, it looks like nothing is happening, because the window with the newly opened link is sitting in the background).
You therefore have to either:
- Use the new window, but then have to go back and forth between windows to access pinned tabs, or tabs from your previous session, OR
- Go to the new background window, click on the tab, and then drag it into the other window as a new tab—every single time.
I have OnStartup set to ‘continue where you left off’ and want links opened from outside Brave to be shown in a new tab, instead of a new window in the background.
Could new links, when Brave is closed, please open in Brave as a new tab?