Unable to set to default browser

Running Ubuntu 19.04 and installed Brave via software manager

Description of the issue:
Brave keeps saying its not the default browser

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

  • Run Brave
  • Click in set as default
  • Exit Brave or reboot

Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!):
Expect it to be set as the default browser

Reproduces how often:
Everytime I reboot

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

Version 0.63.48 Chromium: 74.0.3729.108 (Official Build) (64-bit)
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo)

@gmc can you try update your Brave first to the latest release, 0.65.x? In case it can solve your issue.

cc @sriram @gsarvadnya for assistance here.

Thanks, I’ve upgraded to 0.65.118 and its fixed the issue.

I thought I was on the latest, installed via Ubuntu software manager. I had to point to a different repo for the latest.


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For anybody looking at this old thread, you can find the instructions for the official Brave package repository (PPA) here: