Brave Browser hotkey for New Tab not Cmnd+t [Mac]

Hello, my name is George and I’ve been using Brave browser for a long time. Recently in its history, the hotkey to open a new tab was changed from command + t to command + control + A, which is a really hard habit to break, and is a downright uncomfortable hotkey.

I know it’s absurd, but because of this change, and how often I use that hotkey–I had to switch to another browser. It’s a shame because I love BAT and the Brave Wallet feature. I haven’t noticed anyone else with this problem online, and I haven’t found the solution despite a lot of troubleshooting.


  1. Open Brave
  2. Go to file on mac, notice the different hotkey.

This occurs every time I open the browser.

[Version 1.9.76 Chromium: 81.0.4044.138 (Official Build) (64-bit)] on MacOS Catalina 10.15.4

Hi @glantz17, thanks for reaching out!
Can you try creating a new profile and within that profile test if the new tab shortcut is still command + control + A
Click on the menu icon in the top right corner > create a new profile.

Just tried that, unfortunately it didn’t work.

On your OS, can you go to System Preferences --> Keyboard --> Shortcuts --> App Shortcuts and see if there is a custom setting for Brave Browser here?


That’s exactly it!!! I’ve never tampered with any of that that’s so strange, thank you so much. Switching back to Brave! Thank gosh, Chrome was getting on my nerves. :slight_smile: