Open URL by dragging link to New Tab button or empty page


On Firefox and Chrome, when dragging a URL (from a webpage or an external app) to the tab-bar, a new tab is opened with the URL. Additionally, when dragging it to any position on the page (webpages pages like chrome://, about: and empty pages) it will navigate to that URL in the current tab.

On Brave, this only works on “loaded” pages (as in, any tab that navigated to any URL, including about:blank and about:error). It doesn’t work when dragging to the tab-bar or when dragging to the default New Tab (statistics tab).

Request: add the possibility to open any URL by dragging it to any tab, or open in a new tab when dragging to the tab-bar

Current latest versions:
Brave: 0.13.5
rev: 1db81cb18b6919535792bb7e198ab87276bd67ea
OS: Win10 x64

Brave: 0.13.1
rev: 9dd06f9463d155291efdb419ad0df4c2df16b611
OS: Debian x64


Hi @mischa

We have a request open to expand drag/drop functionality. I have added your request to this. You can track the issue below. I am going to close this thread, if you have any additional requests please open new threads for them. Thanks for your feedback!


closed #3