Brave copy/pasta’d the same issue that Chrome introduced 2 months ago. It was a P.I.T.A for chrome users, and it’s going to be one for Brave too. (See: Here )
To disable this “feature”:
Type this into the address bar: chrome://flags
Search for: #organic-repeatable-queries
Change drop down box to Disabled.
P.S. - Dear Brave team,
It’s okay to disable this kind of crap for us. Really. You don’t need to push every failed experiment Chromium has already implemented in Chrome to Brave users. Take my word for it, we would prefer it that way. Thank you.