Highlight text, then right click to search, opens a page with inactive links

Description of the issue:
after highlighting text then right-clicking on “search Google for xxxx” the links on the tab that opens are not active,
then clicking on what appears to be a link opens a random page or sometimes a Bing page

Steps to Reproduce (add as many as necessary): 1. 2. 3.
Highlight text on a web page
right click to get context menu
select “search Google for xxxxxxx”
new tab opens with Google results
click on a link (which is not active)
a random page seem to open

Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!):

Expected result:
links should be active
I should be able to select a link result for my search term

Reproduces how often:
able to reproduce it with consistency

Operating System and Brave Version(See the About Brave page in the main menu):
Linux Mint 18.1
Version 0.68.138 Chromium: 77.0.3865.75 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Thanks for reaching out. Testing on my end, I’m able to do this on macOS, Win10 and Linux systems without issue. Can you elaborate a bit more on what you mean when you say inactive links?

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weird that particular behavior seemed to have cleared up with a new version…?

but a variation on that is to

type a search term into the url bar at the top of the browser

hit enter

wait until page loads completely - and do NOT scroll on that page that loaded

once page is fully loaded
hover cursor over a link
link doesn’t become active when mouse is over link
if you are working fast clicking on what you think is the link your cursor is over
brings you to some random page
this is intermittent since I cannot reproduce this behavior with any consistency

Apologies but I’m afraid I don’t understand. Is the right set of steps to reproduce?

I open a new tab first
I typically have many (15 - 20) tabs open at any given time
then enter a search term into the url bar

what is more odd is that if I search for a term like “asdf” it happens (non-active link) the first time
but if I search for that same term again it doesn’t happen
so I just opened a 20th tab
searched for “ghjk” and the links were not active when I hover over them with the cursor
possibly a plug in is causing the issue?
also, it doesn’t happen consistently

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