I JUST started having this problem as well. I found this old thread about it, but it’s closed.
I’ve tried uninstalling and reinstalling the Figma desktop app and restarting my Macbook, but neither fixed the issue. Interestingly, when I reinstalled the desktop app, it did open my browser to log in, and then went back to the desktop app automatically upon detecting my login from my browser. Very frustrating.
I’ve also recently begun to experience this issue. Previously, opening Figma Links from my Jira tickets would open to a browser page saying “your link will open in the app” and then focus would switch to my Desktop App. Now, it simply opens the new Figma tab in my browser, but the page doesn’t load completely, and nothing happens in Figma.
This only seems to work once you have the page open in the browser and click on something from the Figma file, I’m not sure about the others but I’m trying to open links people have sent me (usually via teams) and they keep opening in the browser not the app This didn’t used to happen so I’ve no idea why it is happening now
Same problem, both on iMac (Big Sur 11.6.8) and Macbook Pro (Ventura 13.1). Tried reinstalling, restarting, turning the setting off and back on — nothing helped. The menu persistently suggests I get the desktop app and doesn’t recognize that I already have it.