The web-based Google Search user interface works as follows:
- On http://www.google.com/ , I enter a search term, e.g. latex superscript letters.
- I hit Return.
- Google Search displays the results list.
- I notice most of the results are not what I am looking for, I should put superscript letters into quotation marks.
- I change the text in the search box to latex "superscript letters".
- Meanwhile, I notice that one of the results actually sounds interesting, and I still want to open that link before submitting the new search term.
- Before I can do so, Google Search hides the previous results and replaces them with the annoying message Press Enter to search.
Therefore, I wonder:
- Why does Google Search do anything with my search results before I have even decided whether I want to perform the search based on the new search term?
- Why does Google replace the list of old results (which are still useful!) with something entirely unhelpful, namely a prompt to press Enter to search for the new term?
My concrete question is: How can I prevent that from happening?