Tab grid useless, and forced On?!

Description of the issue:
My Android tab list is now a useless grid of grouped tabs, with one word from the title, and often no content. (See screen grab)
I changed nothing. And I can’t restore the list view.
I’m a savvy tech. Dug in, learned about grid view, flags, etc. I tried the settings toggle workaround. Disabled every related flag I could find. Still no joy.

Ideas much appreciated. Happy to help debug.

How can this issue be reproduced?

  1. No idea! Apparently this is not an issue for others. Since I can’t escape this mode, and did nothing to enter it, it’s tough to describe the path to reproduction.

Expected result:

Able to retain tab list vs tab grid.

Brave Version( check About Brave):
1.41.96

Mobile Device details

Samsung Note 10+, Android 12.

Additional Information:

(hi res screen, perhaps treated as a tablet? So I also disabled tab grid for tablets…)