Description of the issue:
Installing a Progressive Web App creates a shortcut on the Desktop allowing the PWA to be run through the shortcut in it’s own nice window.
However, the shortcut doesn’t work out of the box when installing a PWA through Brave
Steps to Reproduce
- Install a PWA (mobile.twitter.com is an easy one)
1a. Go to a website that can install as a PWA in Brave ( https://mobile.twitter.com )
1b. Click the Brave hamburger Menu in the top right.(Note that you may have to click the hamburger a few times as it takes a moment to notice that the page can be installed as a PWA)
1c. Click Install <PWA Name>…
- Notice that upon installation, it opens the App’s Window just fine.
- Notice that a shortcut was created for the App on the Desktop.
- Notice that the shortcut doesn’t work to open the App’s Window.
The shortcut does not work at all.
The shortcut opens the App’s Window
Reproduces how often:
Operating System and Brave Version:
Windows 10 v1809
EASY FIX BELOW!!!
The shortcut is easily fixed by changing the target from chrome_proxy.exe to brave.exe
Meaning that all you’d have to do is either fix chrome_proxy to properly forward the PWA shortcut, or make the shortcut point to brave.exe on creation.