Ok, for some reason, whenever I click on a google search result in Brave Browser, it keeps asking me what browser I want to open the link. It doesn’t make sense to me why brave was made to behave in this manner, because it is obvious I want to open it in Brave since I’m google searching from within it. This isn’t standard Chrome behavior, I have made a video demonstrating how this is NOT the case in Chrome by first opening 2 links in Brave, then switching to Chrome at 0:17 of the video & opening the same 2 links.
Here it is - https://youtu.be/MwRx_a7NwuU
All the other chromium forks I’ve tried also don’t behave in this manner.
Second: Because of this behavior, every link I open in a new tab opens in the foreground instead of the background. Again this isn’t standard Chrome or Chromium behavior. At 0:41 of the video, I switch to Brave again and you can see even though I’m clicking always, different sites keep asking me what browser I want to use. Annoying. At least an option to open in the background would be nice? Links opening in foreground makes me less productive. In Chrome, I perform a google search result, open an interesting link in a new background tab, move on to read the rest of the results & continue the same process until I’m done with opening all the interesting results, then I read all of them at once. Now in Brave, I open a link in a new tab, it opens in foreground then I have to go back to the search tab again & repeat the same process. Don’t get me wrong, I really like Brave, it’s the best Chromium fork I’ve seen, but this is the only reason I can’t make it my daily driver. I’m writing about it here so I can help improve it rather than just letting it go & use some other browser, thanks.
I’m only trying to understand whether this behavior was intentional by devs or a bug? Because if it is, I don’t understand why.
Android version: SlimROM 7.1.2 Nougat
Brave version - 1.0.35