How to turn off scripts in Google Search, in particular the page preview?
No thanks to Google using one domain for so many of its services, you can't do that with NoScript's base functionality, but you can with NoScript's ABE (Application Boundaries Enforcer) subsystem.
Here's a little ABE rule I wrote to kill Google Instant which also does what you want:
Site ^https://encrypted.google.com/(s|search)(\?.*|$) Deny INC(SCRIPT,XHR) Sandbox
Further details on this SuperUser answer I wrote earlier:
In Firefox Use Greasemonkey and this script http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/90222