Macos brave search and new tab

I’m trying out Brave browser across macbook pro and iphone devices with mixed results. I choose to use the Brave search engine. One issue on the laptop is that I can’t find a default setting that opens search results in a new tab. In our tech. advanced age It seems overwhelmingly tedious having to right-click each search to ensure a new tab is opened.

I presume have missed an obvious setting just can’t find it…