Solved: Google Search Opening Without Cursor

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Phantom010

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An annoying problem first seen a few months ago has recently resurfaced on Google, for a lot of users. When reopening the Google homepage, the cursor is no longer in the Search bar, and you need to click inside the bar to start typing. It's a minor bug you'll say but still irritating to me. Google is aware of the problem but doesn't seem to have a solution or even know why it's happening. (n)

A workaround is to use the following link instead, and set it as your Google homepage:

http://www.google.com/webhp?complete=0

The good news is that it won't only fix the cursor issue but it will also disable Google Instant and get rid of the incredibly annoying and deeply irritating forced upon us AutoComplete feature! Yeah! (y) :D
 

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my favorite is set to google advanced; not affected by this issue. ;)
 

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I haven't tested the issue on Google Advanced.

I don't use it often enough. I don't know why. I may just set it as my homepage myself. :)

EDIT:

No problem with Google Advanced.

However, I do like the clean look of the standard Google homepage. I don't often need the extra search settings in there. Still haven't decided if I'll change for Google Advanced but I'm thinking about it. :)
 
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