Thanks for reporting. It looks like this is still an issue for some people, but it has been logged and is being addressed. You can go here to see the submitted issue, along with updates surrounding it.
I would like to try one thing while you’re here. Its not ideal but have you tried changing the tab settings so that the browsers switches to the newly open tab immediately? If not, try it out and see if the focus still goes to the URL bar.
To find this setting:
- Open Brave
- Choose settings from the more options menu in the top right (or enter
about:brave into the URL bar
- Navigate to the “Tabs” menu
- Toggle the switch for
Switch to to tabs immediately to “on”
- Try opening a new tab using the same method you did before (seems like a ctrl+click if I’m not mistaken)
Let us know what happens! I hope this helps!
Brave Team [Matt]