My problem is with using google.
- 1) do a search, e.g. http://www.google.com/search?q=THIS+IS+VERY+UNIQUE+SEARCH+QUERY
- 2) when you are at results page, click on search query box (the editbox with my query), at the middle
- 3) press a letter, e.g. "Z"
- 4) cursor jumps to the end of query box (this is unwanted action)
What is wrong?
My browser is Opera 11; Google Instant is turned off. Autocomplete is on. Experiment "Keyboard shortcuts" is active.
The same is for Chrome browser, but the jump is done when the autocompletion shows variants of query.
Update: There is something in Google's JS, which makes working with the search harder. So the question is: how to fix this google's bug? Should I turn something, (Experiment, Autocomplete, Suggests) or may I write a UserJS to make site working better in my browser?
In Chrome (the current version, 13.0.7xx) the experiment is turned off but bug is still there. Also, I can't find how to turn off Autocomplete/Suggest when I from Chrome.
How to reproduce with Chrome:
- Go into "Anonymous mode" (ctrl-shift-n). In this mode there are no usual cookies set; google account is not logged in.
- navigate to google.com, do a search.
- By default the "Instant" feature is on. So, click gear at top-right; then "SearchSettings" (this will navigate you to http://www.google.com/preferences?hl=en )
- Check the "Do not use Google Instant"; click "save preferences".
- Enter some search, e.g "
hoe to fix a linut". Press "Search".
- Click on "hoe" just before 'e', press a letter "w"
- Cursor will jump to end of string. No autocomplete will be shown.
OS: WinXP for chrome; linux for opera; Both x86 32 bit
== Update 2 ==
Reproduced with Firefox 6.0 on winxp32bit