Description of the issue:
I often use what I am going to refer to as “Web App” shortcuts, which you create by visiting a site of interest, then Options > More Tools > Create Shortcut… then tick the open as window box. Some of my shortcuts do not work, the mouse cursor changes to the loading indicator for a few seconds, but nothing else happens.
Steps to Reproduce (add as many as necessary): 1. 2. 3.
- Go to https://drive.google.com
- Options > More Tools > Create Shortcut… then tick “open as window”
- Find the new shortcut (start menu, desktop) and double click it
Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!):
Nothing! But if I check the windows event viewer there is a corresponding entry:
Faulting application name: chrome_proxy.exe, version: 18.104.22.168, time stamp: 0x5ca43dd0
Faulting module name: chrome_proxy.exe, version: 22.214.171.124, time stamp: 0x5ca43dd0
Exception code: 0x80000003
Fault offset: 0x000000000000120f
Faulting process ID: 0x2614
Faulting application start time: 0x01d4f445e22b65c9
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\BraveSoftware\Brave Browser\Application\chrome_proxy.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Program Files (x86)\BraveSoftware\Brave-Browser\Application\chrome_proxy.exe
Report ID: 1ee6f880-6445-4d15-800e-0a33e1942763
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:
A new “chromeless” (is that the right word? no tabs or URL bar etc.) window for the desired site.
Operating System and Brave Version(See the
About Brave page in the main menu):
Windows 10 (1803)
This was happening prior to the recent update to Brave.