After installing brave, it asks if you want to set it as your default browser. Whether doing this at this time, or later through the settings menu, whenever a link is clicked from some other program that’s expected to launch the default browser (e.g. Mozilla Thunderbird), Firefox ends up getting launched instead.
I have Firefox, Chromium, and Brave installed side-by-side. This issue was not observed when either Firefox or Chrome were set as the default browser. However, now that I’ve changed from Chrome to Brave as my default, clicking external links causes Firefox to be launched instead.
This is under Ubuntu.
Steps to Reproduce
One way in which I ran into this issue was by clicking links in my emails, which I access through Thunderbird.
- Set brave as the “default browser”
- Open another program expected to launch your default browser when a link is clicked (e.g. Thunderbird for emails)
- Click a URL expected to open a web page
I expected Brave to launch if it wasn’t running already, or open a new tab otherwise.
The Firefox browser is launched instead.
Brave: 0.19.53 rev: e09025bf61debc46c03459def2501b3367f182d7 Muon: 4.4.29 libchromiumcontent: 61.0.3163.100 V8: 6.1.534.41 Node.js: 7.9.0 Update Channel: Release OS Platform: Linux OS Release: 4.10.0-35-generic OS Architecture: x64