Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
I can't tell you how to make Brave open normally since I've never seen it open abnormally. I'd suggest nuking that desktop icon and putting a new one on the desktop via the method of your choosing.
In Brave Settings, invoked via ALT+F,S, you need to navigate to the Downloads part of Advanced settings and tweak download location, and whether you're asked each time you download or not, there.
Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041
Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.
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