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Google search box contents disappears when moving between pages

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After clicking on a link in Google's search box or using the back button, to return to the previous page, the Google search box is blank.

To restore the contents I need to "refresh" the page.

This is very irritating when I want to revise the search wording.

I am not using any add-ons, except Flash if that is an add-on. Otherwise the browser is factory default.

This is a fairly recent problem (for maybe the past 2 months or so). It never happened before.

After clicking on a link in Google's search box or using the back button, to return to the previous page, the Google search box is blank. To restore the contents I need to "refresh" the page. This is very irritating when I want to revise the search wording. I am not using any add-ons, except Flash if that is an add-on. Otherwise the browser is factory default. This is a fairly recent problem (for maybe the past 2 months or so). It never happened before.

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Helpful Reply

Correction, it happens AFTER I use the back button to return to the previous Google page or going forward to more Google pages for the same search.

Correction, it happens AFTER I use the back button to return to the previous Google page or going forward to more Google pages for the same search.
cor-el
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You can try to disable Google Instant via the Google Settings page.

Google Instant predictions:

Only when my computer is fast enough
Always show Instant results
Never show Instant results
You can try to disable Google Instant via the Google Settings page. * http://www.google.com/preferences?hl=en Google Instant predictions: Only when my computer is fast enough Always show Instant results Never show Instant results * http://support.google.com/websearch/bin/answer.py?answer=186610 Google Instant: Results as you type