New tab deletes url


When opening a new tab, it selects the entire url entry, which has the effect of deleting it if I’m typing. It’s very aggravating to need to wait before I can start typing. See below:


New tab automatically selects all text I enter after a split second

+1, experiencing the same issue. This is an experience-breaking problem for me:

edit: my versions are:
Windows 10, version 1809 (64-bit); Brave version 0.62.50 Chromium: 73.0.3683.86 (64-bit)



Hi @challstrom,

Welcome to community! Sorry for your troubles here. We can help to troubleshoot.

What OS and Brave version are you running? CC’ing @Mattches for an extra set of eyes.

Thanks again for posting!



Hello! Extra eyes here :eyes:
This issue has been popping up quite a bit lately – we are aware of it and have an issue logged to get it addressed:

Could also be related to this:

I’ve added this thread as +1’s to the linked thread above on your behalf. Apologies for the inconvenience – we appreciate your patience while we get this issue resolved.



Came here for this exact issue. Hopefully it is resolved ASAP. Browser needs to keep up with our speedy fingers.

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Same issue! Love everything else but every new tab I open makes me want to switch browsers



Hello! +1, I have also been experiencing this as well, across the two laptops I’ve been using. Thought it was me accidentally hitting cmd-a (or control-a) but I’ve found out it is not the case. I’ve been having this issue for weeks.

I want to add that the same thing also happens when pasting a url into the address bar as well! Attaching a link to my video below to demonstrate this issue.

Also including this link from a github post from 2016. This also illustrates the problem:

In case it is needed, I am running the brave browser version 0.62.51. Hope this gets fixed soon!



I’ve found a work-around! I found it lags trying to load the New Tab, but if there is already a New Tab loaded to the left of your active New Tab, it doesn’t lag at all! So here’s the trick:

Open a new tab, leave it blank with the cool picture and stats summary, and pin the tab. Now you can open new tabs and type as fast as you want!
To pin, right click the tab and select Pin tab



Hi challstrom,

I tested what you recommended with pinning the tab, to no avail. Is it only supposed to work when there is no pre-existing tab placed between the pinned tab and the new tab?

This is the particular arrangement I tested with, for reference. The new tab on the right still gets the bug, unfortunately.