Failure to Open Link in new Tab

Clicking on a link to open in a new tab fails to open. The only way to fix is to exit Brave then reopen. After a short period (minutes to hours) it happens again. Deleted cache, cookies, etc. No luck. Uninstalled Brave and reinstalled. Still no luck.

When I click a link or open a new tab, it should just open and not give a snap face (see pic).

Never had this problem with Brave over the last 5 years.

Version 1.67.123 Chromium: 126.0.6478.126 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Windows 11 Home 64-bit

They have too much bloat these days causing all sorts of issues. When this happens to me, I close the faulty tab & try reopening the link again. Trouble is, when I open multiple tabs at once & some don’t load properly, sometimes I forget which piece of information is missing.