Save dialog box no longer shows file extension after upgrading to mac OS 12.1

Description of the issue:
How can this issue be reproduced?

  1. Go to any site where you can download a file (e.g.
  2. Select a file to download and click to download
  3. Notice that filename does not show the extension and does not let you to change the extension from within the save dialog

Expected result:
Save dialog shows the file extension of the file being downloaded, and allows user to change it.

Brave Version( check About Brave):

Version 1.32.115 Chromium: 96.0.4664.93 (Official Build) (x86_64)

Additional Information:
On the initial version of mac OS 12, this worked correctly. As soon as I upgraded to mac OS 12.1, this issue started happening. I do have “Show all filename extensions” checked in the Finder settings, and I do see the extension when saving files in other apps, including TextEdit, Firefox and others, but I do not see filename extensions in Brave.


I’m seeing this too.

Version 1.35.72 Chromium: 97.0.4692.56 (Official Build) beta (arm64)

M1 running macOS: 12.1 (21C52)

Thank you both for reaching out and apologies for the late reply.

On my end – testing with Brave v1.35.73 I also don’t see the file extension listed in the dialog box. However, when saving the file, it does save as the correct file type. Is this true for both of you as well?

It saves correctly, it just doesn’t show the extension on the dialog, which is confusing since I want it to show the extension so I can customize it if needed, and all other file extensions show. It’s just some that don’t show, including PDF files.

Thanks for confirming. I’ve asked the team to see if there is any way to adjust this but I think this is actually a Chromium behavior as I get the same results in both Chrome, Chromium and Opera browsers on macOS.

Yes, I eventually did notice this on Chrome and Opera as well, after the macOS 12.1 upgrade. I hope it’s an easy fix.

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