Description of the issue:
How to remove the focus from Brave’s address bar?
I use an external keyboard (Apple Magic Keyboard). So, every time I want to stop the focus on the address bar instead of hitting the Esc key I have to click on the trackpad of my MacBook.
Same behavior with my MacBook built-in keyboard.
Steps to Reproduce (add as many as necessary): 1. 2. 3.
When a new tab is opened, the focus is on the address bar.
Hitting the Esc key does not help in removing the focus from the address bar.
In an already opened tab, after hitting CMD+L or when the focus is on the address bar, hitting the Esc key does not help in removing the focus from the address bar.
Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!):
The focus remains on the address bar.
Focus removed from the address bar.
Reproduces how often:
Every time I tried to remove the focus from the address bar by hitting the Esc key.
Operating System and Brave Version(See the About Brave page in the main menu):
Mac OS X 10.12.6
Brave Browser v188.8.131.52 (66.99)
I love Brave and use it as my main browser. Not being able to use the Esc key to remove the focus from the address bar is making me think about going back to google chrome as I find it so annoying.
After my previous response, I’m actually less convinced about adding this feature given that hitting Tab also performs this same function (roughly). The only differences I can spot is that, when hitting Tab, you end up selecting the next (or first) clickable element in the browsing area. Hitting Esc (in browsers where this is featured) jumps to the browsing area without selecting anything.
However, for all intents and purposes, both of these keys do the same thing – after hitting Tab, I’m able to scroll (using mouse or keyboard arrows), interact with the site, use other keyboard shortcuts, etc.
Do you have a particular use-case for the Esc button vs Tab or is it more of a personal preference?