Unable to open load markdown files


Description of the issue:

The most recent update causes opening local markdown files to open a “Save as” dialog instead of rendering the file.

Steps to Reproduce (add as many as necessary): 1. 2. 3.

Load a local file with extension “.mkd” or “.markdown” opens a “Save as…” dialog instead of displaying the file. This also is blocking rendering with TamperMonkey (via the https://github.com/rivy/js-user.markdown-render user script).

Expected result:

Displays markdown file (TamperMonkey disabled); renders markdown (TamperMonkey enabled with https://github.com/rivy/js-user.markdown-render user script).

Reproduces how often:


Brave Version(See the About Brave page in the main menu):

Version 0.63.11 Chromium: 73.0.3683.75 (Official Build) dev (64-bit)

Reproducible on current live release (yes/no):


Additional Information:

I believe this worked on prior builds until just the most recent update.



Sorry, false alarm.

It turns out that a newly installed program had installed itself as a handler for the markdown extensions (".markdown" and “.mkd”) which caused the behavior noted.

Removing the program reset the extension handlers to NULL and fixed the problem.

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closed #3