Automatically Switch to New Tab When Opening Link

Hi Brave Developers,

Automatically opening a link in a new tab and automatically switching focus to the new tab is a basic_browsing_function.

I appreciate mildly that you have provided shortcut keys like CTRL-SHIFT to be able to accomplish this however, I’m usually browsing with a mouse and this shortcut requires me to lean over and actually type on my keyboard. It’s often the ONLY thing I need to reach to my keyboard for. I also appreciate the pretty pictures of new tabs and the metrics and the pinning, blah, blah - I really do, however…

Please add this basic_Internet_browsing_function. Clicking on a link should be 1-CLICK, not 1-click plus 2-keys or, a right-click then a click on open in new tab then another click on the new tab. Of course I want it active - I just clicked on it. I’d like to read it in a new tab so when I close it, either purposely or accidentally, I can go back to my last tab and not close my entire trail of websites I’ve been reading all morning or night or day.

I have been on the Internet since Google only had Usenet groups and I’m telling you - this is one of the most basic browser functions. I was going to switch all my computer and device browsers to Brave (except for when I’m browsing more securely) but this is not only a daily annoyance but a - every_time_I_click_on_a_link_to_open_it aggravation.

It’s like salt in a wound.
It’s like a mosquito bite that doesn’t stop itching.
It’s like nails on a day-long chalkboard.
It’s like a stye in my eye.

It’s making me hate Brave even though I love so many other, not necessarily required features of a browser.

Thanks for listening!
(oh, and if Switching to New Tab When Opening Link IS now available and I’ve missed it then thank you, thank you, thank you and thanks for pointing it out!)

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Try middle-clicking a link with your scroll wheel/middle mouse button – this will automatically open any link in a new tab. :slight_smile:

Hey, THANKS @Asad, that does indeed reduce 1 click. I guess I should try the middle/scroll button more often.

I still have to go click on the new tab.

1-click options for url links should be a basic feature for a browser.

Thanks again!

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@bjr,
You can also use ctrl + shift + click (cmd + shift + click on macOS) to open a link and switch to it in one click :slight_smile:

Yep, thx @Mattches . :slight_smile:

argh. want. 1 link = 1-CLICK (no exta keys or clicks :slight_smile:

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