"Tab Search" is not usable on macos desktop, the bug is not fixed, please restore the original bug report topic

So, I cannot flag my topic for review and ask mods to restore it. So I’m forced to create this topic to revive my older topic that for some reason gets closed automatically. We’re still waiting for the fix, and the “Tab Search” is basically not usable.

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Hello there @anton_adelaide please accept my apologies for this issue. Could you please try opening your main profile in private or guest mode to see if the issue persist? If it does not happen, try disabling your extensions to see if this is the cause of the issue.

You can open a Guest Window by going to Main menu → Open Guest window:

  1. On your computer, open Brave.
  2. At the top right, click Menu → More tools → Extensions.
  3. On to the extension you want to remove, click Remove.
  4. Confirm by clicking Remove.

Let me know if that works.

Hi @Kevin_cc , I have tried both several times along last few months, nothing helped.

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@anton_adelaide you mentioned on the previous post that the issue was only limited to a single profile, please try installing the Beta or Nightly version of Brave to see if the issue persists on those versions.

Let me know if anything changes.

@Kevin_cc works in Beta:

So what are our next steps in order to identify the cause and fix the issue?

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If it works on Beta, it may be related to a configuration on your browser or an extension installed on it, on this case I kindly suggest you export your data from the release version to the beta version to see if the issue appears when this is done.

Searching for “export” in settings yields no results. How do I do it?

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If the issue does exist in all profiles, an alternative hypothesis would be that it is resolved in whatever version # is currently ‘Beta’ and if you wait it out for a bit (looks like roughly 3 weeks) you won’t have to do anything.

@anton_adelaide you can do it trough Brave Sync by going to brave://settings/braveSync and starting a new sync chain for both versions.

Also a new update is live, please double check on the release version if you are on the 1.48.158 version. You can check it on brave://settings/help

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After syncing the following settings, I can see that the “Tab Search” dialog still functions normally and there is no bug in Beta.

Now, how do we know if this is really because of the difference between Stable and Beta, OR it is something that got misconfigured somewhere once and will be kept misconfigured forever.

I tried creating more profiles and switching to another profile - no Tab Search misplacement bug:

What does it mean?

Note: I have only two plugins in both profiles, both ON. No other differences I can spot. That’s why I suspect Brave wrote something in the profile database permanently and will never get back to normal until fixed manually, OR we identify the bug and fix in the codebase.

Thanks for the information, I’ve shared this with our team and I’m waiting for further information on the matter. Once our team has answers, I will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Hi there @anton_adelaide are you still experiencing this same issue or it no longer appears? Please let me know.


Hi @Kevin_cc , yes still experiencing this bug, just tested now.

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@anton_adelaide it’s only persistent on the stable version Brave or also happens on beta/nightly?

Be waiting for your response.

@Kevin_cc Just tested now again, same result:

… i.e. works in Beta, but not in Stable. Both updated just now before running the test.

This is how it is positioned okay in beta:

This is how it is positioned incorrectly in stable:

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@anton_adelaide on brave://settings/appearance is the speed-reader option disabled or disabled?

Be waiting for your response.

It is currently disabled.

Also, tried to enable it temporarily, but it did not help.

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@anton_adelaide on that case please go to brave://flags/ and search for Choose ANGLE graphics backend there select OpenGL and reset the browser to save the changes.

Let me know if that works.

Tried that, didn’t help, unfortunately.

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