PureOS browser seems to have some issues. About 50% of the time when I click on a tab, the window closes. I’m not really sure what happened, here but I did have to make a small change to get right-click to work. Not sure if that’s related.
Tried to install Brave browser, added the repo and key but getting 403 Forbidden errors.
Is there a browser that works with switching tabs consistently that will run on PureOS?
As @2disbetter said, you need to follow my version to the letter. Not the original one for Debian.
Remove the file you created in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ (or as 2disbetter suggested), then do exactly the steps in the HOWTO. Shall work.
(You have “green” instead of buster, but there may be additional things, so best to just start over)
Hm… assuming you’re not accidentally clicking the close-button, I can only imagine those tabs are crashing. Only tweak would be an update fixing it
I stopped using PureBrowser when it was updated last, but it was because of the add-on packages that PureOS requires. They interfered with my Firefox Quantum installation. I never saw the behavior you describe for the browser itself.
If you get interested in Firefox ESR or Quantum, several forum posts describe how to install Firefox, but, unfortunately, not from a repository. Make sure you go through the settings to turn things off. (It might be a good idea to check PureBrowser too, if you get it working.) Some guidance:
the closing tabs things - yeah it’s happening I’m not crazy or clicking on the close button. not blind, can see the x on the far right. Clicking way on the other side of the tab, and it just closes randomly maybe 1 out of every 5 times.
Issue with text I copied in to the clipboard pasting automatically in to the next window I click on the almost like an anti-privacy feature.