Issue with brave browser

I experienced something similar with Brave browser.

I tried running

$ snap list
Name                  Version                      Rev    Tracking         Publisher      Notes
anki-woodrow          2.1.35                       35     latest/stable    woodrow        -
brave                 1.21.77                      103    latest/stable    brave          disabled
chromium              89.0.4389.90                 1523   latest/stable    canonical✓     -
code                  2b9aebd5                     59     latest/stable    vscode✓        classic
core                  16-2.49.1                    10908  latest/stable    canonical✓     core
core18                20210128                     1988   latest/stable    canonical✓     base
core20                20201210                     904    latest/stable    canonical✓     base
crystal               1.0.0                        652    latest/stable    crystal-lang✓  classic
evince                3.38.2+git10.21d57a77        738    latest/stable    ken-vandine    -
gnome-3-26-1604       3.26.0.20200529              100    latest/stable/…  canonical✓     -
gnome-3-28-1804       3.28.0-19-g98f9e67.98f9e67   145    latest/stable    canonical✓     -
gnome-3-34-1804       0+git.3556cb3                66     latest/stable    canonical✓     -
gnome-system-monitor  3.38.0-17-g38c1ce1d62        157    latest/stable/…  canonical✓     -
gtk-common-themes     0.1-50-gf7627e4              1514   latest/stable/…  canonical✓     -
gtk2-common-themes    0.1                          13     latest/stable    canonical✓     -
heroku                v7.49.0                      4037   latest/stable    heroku✓        classic
inkscape              1.0.1-0767f8302a-2020-10-17  8049   latest/stable    inkscape✓      -
p7zip-desktop         16.02.2                      220    latest/stable    ernytech       -
snap-store            3.38.0-59-g494f078           518    latest/stable/…  canonical✓     -

And then a minute later, all of a sudden, I saw Brave icon on the desktop quick launch on the left.

And when I ran the same command again, Brave was no longer “disabled.”

$ snap list
Name                  Version                      Rev    Tracking         Publisher      Notes
anki-woodrow          2.1.35                       35     latest/stable    woodrow        -
brave                 1.22.67                      105    latest/stable    brave          -
chromium              89.0.4389.90                 1523   latest/stable    canonical✓     -
code                  2b9aebd5                     59     latest/stable    vscode✓        classic
core                  16-2.49.1                    10908  latest/stable    canonical✓     core
core18                20210128                     1988   latest/stable    canonical✓     base
core20                20201210                     904    latest/stable    canonical✓     base
crystal               1.0.0                        652    latest/stable    crystal-lang✓  classic
evince                3.38.2+git10.21d57a77        738    latest/stable    ken-vandine    -
gnome-3-26-1604       3.26.0.20200529              100    latest/stable/…  canonical✓     -
gnome-3-28-1804       3.28.0-19-g98f9e67.98f9e67   145    latest/stable    canonical✓     -
gnome-3-34-1804       0+git.3556cb3                66     latest/stable    canonical✓     -
gnome-system-monitor  3.38.0-17-g38c1ce1d62        157    latest/stable/…  canonical✓     -
gtk-common-themes     0.1-50-gf7627e4              1514   latest/stable/…  canonical✓     -
gtk2-common-themes    0.1                          13     latest/stable    canonical✓     -
heroku                v7.49.0                      4037   latest/stable    heroku✓        classic
inkscape              1.0.1-0767f8302a-2020-10-17  8049   latest/stable    inkscape✓      -
p7zip-desktop         16.02.2                      220    latest/stable    ernytech       -
snap-store            3.38.0-59-g494f078           518    latest/stable/…  canonical✓     -

Hi, I moved your post to a new topic, can you elaborate more on the problem you are seeing with the brave snap?

I would start my computer and the Brave app which I installed before doesn’t show up in the desktop.

So I usually have to restart.

This time I learned from a forum post which i replied about the above command.

And when I ran it, Brave was said to be “disabled”.

Then maybe a minute later, all of a sudden the Brave appeared in the quick launch as expected.

I think the cause of the problem is brave auto-fresh in progress.

$ snap enable brave
error: snap "brave" has "auto-refresh" change in progress
$ snap changes
ID   Status  Spawn               Ready               Summary
125  Doing   today at 20:20 PDT  -                   Auto-refresh snap "brave"
126  Done    today at 20:29 PDT  today at 20:29 PDT  Refresh all snaps: no updates

Why does something go through auto-refresh and why does it take so long?

try:
snap change 125
that should have details …

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Indeed when a snap is refreshed, it will momentarily become unavailable to use (this may appear as the desktop icon disappearing on the dock, etc.) but that portion of the auto-refresh change should not happen until after the snap has been downloaded IIRC.