Description of the issue:
On iPad, when opening a new tab the address bar is not automatically focused for input. This is a bug. On iPhone it does, and desktop, and of course Safari and all other browsers I’ve used across platforms do. This bug persists whether or not a physical keyboard or built-in software keyboard is being used.
Personal Note: This is so annoying that I created a Brave Community account just to report it.
How can this issue be reproduced?
- Open a new tab on iPad
- Congrats, your address bar’s input is not in focus for input. You have to manually tap it to start inputting.
Address bar is highlighted when opening a new tab on iPad.
Brave Version( check
Version 1.47 (188.8.131.52) (Note: this has persisted across multiple app versions)
Mobile Device details
iPad Pro 12.9 (5th generation)
iPadOS 16.2 (Note: this has persisted across multiple OS versions)
I don’t have access to the brave codebase, but I think this could be as easy as setting the input focus in the method when making the call to open a new tab? (Maybe it’s being overwritten since I’d have thought WebKit/Safari on iOS would have this has default behavior.)