Discussion: how to make it clear that new tabs opened?

This topic is for discussion about the issue reported here:

What could we do to make it clear that new tabs are opened? Let’s discuss here.

Here is another discussion on this theme: https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop/issues/4654


  1. We copy Safari’s behaviour of spelling out exactly what will happen, it offers the least surprise.
  2. I would also add that it would be nice to have an override for links that are made to open in a new tab (target="_blank") to force them to open in the same tab, perhaps using a different keyboard modifier?