Vertical Tabs are missing when app switched to full screen

Description of the issue: Vertical tabs on the left side is missing entirely when in full-screen
How can this issue be reproduced?

  1. In Settings > Appearance > Tabs: Enable the “Use vertical tabs” toggle
  2. Enter the full screen (either by pressing the green button on the left corner or using keyboard shorcuts)

Expected result:
The vertical tabs on the left side will be missing entirely

Brave Version: 1.58.124 (arm64)


This has started to happen after the recent update.

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Seeing the same thing. Vertical tabs disappear on macOS when switching to full screen.

Build Info

  • Brave v1.58.127 (Sep 16, 2023)
  • Chromium 117.0.5938.88
  • Apple M1 Max Chip (arm64)
  • macOS Ventura Version 13.5.2 (22G91)

App open on Desktop

After switching to fullscreen (clicking the green button in the top left)


can you also add the bug tag to this post.

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I can’t add the tag.
Hmmm :thinking:

I am having the same Issue with current build after updating.

Also appears to happen on Monterey.

build info

  • Brave 1.58.127
  • Chromium 117.0.5938.88
  • Apple M1 Chip (arm64)
  • macOS Monterey Version 12.4

looks the same as the pictures from @kmiller

Happening to me too. Tried reinstalling but no use.
BTW, here’s another user with same issue too Bug: Vertical tabs disapear in full screen macOS


Brave already pushed a fix for this, in an update, today I think.

Anyway, Brave is working on showing tabs on hover when full screen, which is also affect other OSs, since currently they hide on Horizontal tabs, but show Vertical tabs.
It was always an intended behavior, what happens in other browsers when you ‘full screen’ on Mac

Anyway, they will make it so tabs will be shown on hovering, so you get full screen but still access to tabs, like IE times.

if any of you ran Nightly, you would have helped changing the behavior on time, or improve it or make sure it was good or not for MacOS users, but since it seems nobody cares to run Nightly on MacOS to report issues or make questions about X or Y implementations to see if they get improved, this is what happens.

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The latest update did fix this issue, at least for me.
@anon57438784 I do feel as though it is a bit unfair to blame the Mac community for using the more stable build of Brave, especially since as far as I know MacOS is a significantly smaller userbase.

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