I’d like new windows to “auto-open” for links, because the “back” function often goes dead, and you "lose: the last site you were on. Possible?
Not “auto-open”. But you can
Shift + click the link to open link in new window. https://support.brave.com/hc/en-us/articles/360032272171-What-keyboard-shortcuts-can-I-use-in-Brave-