This really surprises me as I have generally found Chrome to be the better browser.
Would you mind giving us a couple of examples where you find you can ID the links in Safari but not Chrome? Please give us the page URL and the target link.
@gglick, I must be missing something.
How does CMD-Click trigger your macro?
I am being forced to use Safari more for certain professional web sites.
OK, no problem. My only concern was that you reported that Chrome could not see links that Safari could.
This could be because you have not set the Preference to Show Developer menu:
Huh, definitely strange. Maybe it has something to do with your version of macOS? I'm on the latest official release, Catalina 10.15.2 myself. If it isn't that, the only other thing I can think of is that it might be a launch services database issue. Out of curiosity, what does your Open With context menu look like in the Finder?
I can confirm that this is the case. The Inspect Element option only shows in the Safari context menu if you have the Show Developer menu preference turned on.