Win 10 taskbar issue

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Description of the issue:

I have both standard and beta versions of Brave installed on multiple PCs and, as far as I am aware, all Windows settings and Brave settings are identical. Yet, while some of them include the option to open a ‘New private window’ when right-clicking the icon, others do not.

Am I being thick? [The week I am having, this is a distinct possibility;)]

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

Install Brave.

Right-click Brave taskbar icon.

Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!):

Some show the option, others do not.

Expected result:

All should show the extended options list.

Reproduces how often:

Every time on the affected PCs.

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

All, as far as I can tell.

Reproducible on current live release (yes/no):

Yes.

Additional Information:

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#2

Thanks for reporting @Gilgamesh.

I’m able to reproduce it. Brave Release have an option to open new private window while Beta (and other versions) have no that option.

cc @Mattches @sriram in case it’s a known issue.

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#3

@eljuno is correct although I’m not entirely sure why it’s not available on Beta.

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#5

@Mattches @eljuno I am able to see New Private Window option in both Release and Beta channels:

Brave Beta - 0.64.60

Brave Release Verison - 0.63.48

Thanks!

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#6

@Gilgamesh Can you please let us know on which Brave beta version you are not able to see New private window option?

Thanks!

#7

I’d like to report the same issue. I’m not sure where else would be appropriate. I have just recently installed Brave on my work and home computers.

Both computers being freshly installed with the most recent version of Windows 10. At work I am able to right click the task bar icon and see the options to open a “New Window” as well as “Private Window.”

At home, I am unable to see anything other than “Unpin” I’m not sure what the issue is, as I stated previously, both installations of windows are new and legitimate. The only difference between computers, is hardware.

Here are some screenshots.

Home Computer (Build: Version 0.64.76 Chromium 74.0.3729.157 (Official Build) (64-bit))
157%20(Official%20Build)%20(64-bit)%20Home

Work Computer (Build: Version 0.64.76 Chromium 74.0.3729.157 (Official Build) (64-bit))
157%20(Official%20Build)%20(64-bit)%20Work

I’ll continue to see if there some setting in windows that somehow got changed, but I’m baffled currently.

#8

@Ruik,
That is strange. Have you tried removing and re-adding the icon to the taskbar?