Found a fix, working for me now.
I use Brave browser which has heavy shields and tracking blocking features (other browsers like chrome, safari also have similar blockers).
- I disabled the trackers and blockers for the Figma website. (Present beside the URL bar for each website when opened)
- Reloaded the web page and I got the Open in Desktop App option
- Non-mandatory step: re-install the desktop app post steps 1 and 2.
Soham, this is the solution - simply brilliant.
It seems it’s not Figma… it’s how the browser handles/blocks links.
On a side note, this also means that I can go back to Brave as my default browser.
It seems it’s not Figma… it’s how the browser and any extensions handle/block links.
None of this worked for me and I try to prevent sites and apps from tracking me as much as possible. I wrote a simple bookmarklet to open links in the Figma app.
var oldUrl = window.location.href;
var newUrl = oldUrl.replace(/^https:\/\/www\.figma\.com\//, 'figma://');
window.location.href = newUrl;
This works on macOS Sonoma. I have no clue how Windows works, but perhaps this works here too.
This absolutely worked for me and has now fixed it when I have Chrome or other browsers open!!!