Context menu immediately selects option under cursor

Description of the issue:
since June 30th, when I press the right-click button of the touchpad of my notebook, the menu item under the cursor is immediate activated, not allowing for clicking another item on the context menu. It seems to do so in specific cases, e.g. on the image in Google Search. It also depends on where you right-click: if there is no menu item under the cursor, it shows the menu as intended. If, however, the cursor is over a menu item, it immediately selects that menu item. No such problems in the latest Google Chrome.

I have made a video of it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1fZyTm_KFM

How can this issue be reproduced?

  1. Go to google and enter a search for an image
  2. click an image
  3. when detailed information of that image appears, right click the image
  4. in some cases the menu item in the context menu under the cursor is immediately activated

Expected result:
When right-clicked, only the context menu should appear, allowing the user to click an item on the context menu

Brave Version( check About Brave):
Version 1.26.74 Chromium: 91.0.4472.124 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Additional Information:
I have restarted my laptop, but to no avail. running Ubuntu 16.04LTS.

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Welcome to the community!
It sound like a technical problem, can you contact a technical team for that? :brain:

I was under the impression such technical problems are supposed to be posted here, no?

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@wokkiedokkie,
You are posting in the right place – thank you for leaving the detailed report.
So look at your video, what appears to be happening (one way or another) is that the focus does not leave the (in this case) QR code option located in the address bar – so you click and accidentally end up right-clicking whatever the focus is currently on.

I have a couple questions:

  1. Can you reproduce this on other sites? I know you said it has to be specific conditions – I’m just wondering what those other conditions might be.
  2. Can you tell me what extensions you have installed in the browser at this time?
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so far, I only encountered this problem with Google Search. The specific conditions I mentioned refer to the place where the cursor is in the screen: it looks like if the position of the cursor doesn’t always allow for the menu to appear in a place where the cursor doesn’t hover over it. I have made a new video where I demonstrate this. At some places on the screen there is no problem, at others there is. In this particular video it activate the ‘open in new tab’ menu item. I also recorded the way it works in the latest version of Google Chrome for comparison:

I only have the Reader View extension installed. Disabling it does not solve the issue.

My laptop has a 12.5 inch display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. The lack of ‘screen estate’ might have something to do with this issue, so for testing I recommend using this resolution.

Thanks and best regards,

Pieter

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I don’t think this is a screen real estate issue – otherwise you would be seeing this behavior on every (or at least other) sites. But this appears to be happening to you only on Google [search] and further, only under certain circumstances.

I’m honestly not sure what would be causing this issue. Since it’s site specific, I would try clearing cache/browsing data for Google.com specifically and see if this makes any difference. I’m not sure that it will, but it’s worth a shot. I will reach out to the team and see if anyone has an idea of what might be going on here.