Ionic serve won't display on chrome

Coming back to ionic after a long hiatus, and using newly downloaded ionic 7.1.1
Scaffolding a sample menu project (React), “ionic serve” launches chrome on port 8100 but wont display anything.

Launching Firefox, Safari, or Brave on localhost:8100 works fine and they will all show the scaffolded app, but chrome wont. It fetches the app’s files but wont render them.

“ionic build” also works fine, and the build result can be used on any browser.
But “ionic serve” is not working on chrome. Any ideas how to solve that?

Chrome fetches the app’s files but will stay in wait mode and just display a blank page:

Safari works: