Brave does not open hyperlinks in pdf documents (Ubuntu 20.04)

Work around found:

  1. This behaviour is a problem with Evince, not Brave Browser.

  2. Replace Evince with Okular, then right click on any pdf to bring up the properties dialog and on the “Open with” tab set Okular - Bob’s your auntie after that…

I have tried the latest nightly build as well as the stable release, if Brave is set to default web browser, clicking a hyperlink in a pdf document does nothing.
Setting either Firefox or Chrome as default, expected result - hyperlink opening in a new browser tab - occurs. This problem seems to have been around since at least 2018 in Brave+Ubuntu, and is a killer for me, I have set Chrome as my default, much and all as I otherwise prefer Brave.
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