An anonymous reader writes: Google has rolled out instant searches and previews, apparently because it makes searching easier. However, the instant search is annoying and I actually searched faster before it was introduced. Now that the preview option is not the little magnifying glass anymore, it always gets on my nerves because my mouse too often lands on one of the preview buttons and the autoloaded previews pop up.
Google says that "In our testing, we’ve found that people who use Instant Previews are about 5% more likely to be satisfied with the results they click." (http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/11/beyond-instant-results-instant-previews.html). What good are those 5% when it makes me 100% annoyed at the search engine?
Is there any way to disable both "features"? Logging into Google is not an option, because I don't want them to track me constantly. Or is the only option switching to another search engine?