I switched from Brave (Muon) to Brave v0.55.22 (Chromium), currently updated to v0.57.18.
Under Windows 7 (s/p 1) 32- and 64-bit installations
highlight a bookmark | right-click | select “Open link in new tab”
highlight a url | right-click | select “Open link in new tab”
In other browsers (including Brave v0.25.2 (Muon), Firefox, IE, Opera, Vivaldi …), this sequence opens the link in a new tab and focuses on the newly opened tab. Brave (Chromium) creates a new tab with what’s chosen but fails to select / focus on that tab.
@Mattches advised me to use Shift + Ctrl + Click to open and focus on a new tab. While this key combination works, it’s at odds with other browsers. It would be nice if opening a new tab – you know – opened the new tab.
The special key combination is hardly a deal-breaker, but I wonder if others find this exception to be a nuisance.