Bookmark bar won't display eve3n though "display bookmarks" is on & shopw bookmarks w/ new tab is on

Brave ( Version 1.18.77 Chromium: 87.0.4280.101 (Official Build) (x86_64)( has been flawless on my macbook pro using Big Sur. However I migrated to another macbook pro (15-INCH, 2018) also using Big Sur and though I can the bookmarks, I cannot get them to display on any tab, even though I have turned on both “Show Bookmarks” & “Always show bookmarks on new tab page.”

Have tried all sorts of things but now luck. Any suggestions greatly appreciated! Thanks! Ken