Shifting focus — automatically — to a newly opened tab is a request that repeatedly comes up. (Search this forum…) Bottom line: Brave doesn’t do this nor does it offer it as an option nor has there ever been an explanation for this omission. This is particularly galling because, in Brave’s original Muon-based version, shifting focus to a newly opened tab was an option. Brave’s developers could have ported the Muon-based code to the Chromium-based version.
• No need to write new code.
• No need to test new code.
• No need to debug new code.
There are other Chrome-based browsers that do — automatically — shift focus to a newly opened tab and Firefox offers this option. In Brave, if you want to — automatically — shift focus to a newly opened tab, you must use an extension. Currently, I rely on Tabs to Front
is an alternative.
Worth adding — and if you take nothing else away from this post, it’s imperative that you pay close attention to this: Good add-ons / extensions go bad. Here are four citations:
3/1/2020 The Case for Limiting Your Browser Extensions
11/20/2020: Abusive add-ons aren’t just a Chrome and Firefox problem. Now it’s Edge’s turn
2/5/2021: A 0-day, malicious extension, and sync abuse are keeping Google developers busy.
3/1/2021 Is Your Browser Extension a Botnet Backdoor?
Do your own web search. Take the warnings to heart.