Forwarded from this ticket: https://sourceforge.net/p/pcmanfm/bugs/842/
If a new tab is created the address bar gets automatically the focus which can make a little trouble. For example if a user opens PCManFM (and lands in his home directory), creates a new tab, navigates up to / and wants to type usr to select /usr he will notice that his typing landed in the address bar instead of searching for the directory. Currently to avoid this we must now always press enter after creating a tab to disable this behavior.
If this can't be directly enhanced anymore maybe there could be simply an option to disable this behavior.