12 Replies Latest reply: Oct 30, 2012 9:24 AM by Neville Hillyer
Eryk Sokolowski Level 1 (0 points)

Hi,

 

I have notice reacently that when i search multiple times in google through the web based search box ( not the safari google bar) and then click on a link to a page, visit the page and the go back page ( via the back button on the two finger swipe) the search term is not the same the same as the last typed search cryteria but corresponds to the first search term used at the beging, thus the result page doesnt have the link to the page that was visited.

 

Does any one out there expirence funny google behaivour as well? 

 

I hope that I explaind my problem well, please help?

 

Eryk


MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • Neville Hillyer Level 4 (1,865 points)

    I always use my customised Google search at http://links.zero.eu.org/

     

    It has 100 links on the Google page.

     

    Clicking a Google link opens a new window without removing the page with 100 links.

     

    Why not try it?

  • Eryk Sokolowski Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the reply...

     

    It works, but I have to say its not a prefect solution, what i get with your propoused workaround is each link opening as new tab which prevents me from going back to search terms, unless using the cmd+w to close the tab...

     

    But you are also ecpirencing the problems with google search results?

  • Neville Hillyer Level 4 (1,865 points)

    I never use tabs. They consume too much RAM and hence speed on my limited Mac. Whilst open windows consume as much RAM as tabs I am less inclined to keep as many windows open as people now have a tendency to do with tabs. I suspect many use tabs as temporary bookmarks. I can see little point in operating in this way as pages can be fetched afresh so quickly with modern communication speeds.

     

    When I close a window my original search window with its original search terms is still open.

  • Simonp123456 Level 1 (5 points)

    yes, I've noticed this just recently.. will have to see if it effects any other browsers but I'm sure it never did this before ?

  • Chippy99 Level 1 (10 points)

    I've been using a Mac only for a few months now (Lion 10.7.3 and now 10.7.4) and it's been like this all the time.

     

    It's very annoying.  I came here specifically this morning after it annoyed me sufficiently to go looking for a solution.

     

    It's a 100% repeatable bug and this does not happen in Firefox or Chrome.

     

    For example,

     

    • Open Safari and navigate to www.google.co.uk (or google.com I would imagine)
    • Now do some random search in Google (e.g. "bbc")
    • Now overtype "bbc" in the search box and search for "amazon ipad"
    • Now back out to the google search page, and there's the bug:

     

    • In the google seach box, it says "bbc", not "amazon ipad". 

     

    The google search words are wrong.  The search *results* are for "amazon ipad", but the search text is "bbc".

     

    Where do you file a bug report, because this is very annoying?

  • Neville Hillyer Level 4 (1,865 points)

    Chippy - it would be better to start your own thread with this.

  • Neville Hillyer Level 4 (1,865 points)

    Simonp123456 wrote:

     

    yes, I've noticed this just recently.. will have to see if it effects any other browsers but I'm sure it never did this before ?

     

    It only affects Safari 5.1.x

  • BitSprocket Level 1 (0 points)

    It's also in Safari 6.0

  • Chippy99 Level 1 (10 points)

    I raised a support log for this and Apple closed it and said it's expected behavior!

     

    How bizarre.  It's a bug - and a very annoying one at that - whether they chose to admit it or not.

  • Neville Hillyer Level 4 (1,865 points)

    Chippy99 wrote:

     

    1. Open Safari and go to http://www.google.co.uk
    2. Search for bbc
    3. Overtype bbc with ipad
    4. Now back out to the Google search page, and there's the bug:
    5. In the search box, it says bbc, not ipad.

     

    The  search words are wrong. The  results are for ipad, but the search text is bbc.

     

    I am having difficulty repeating this.

     

    Can you express step 4 in another way?

  • Chippy99 Level 1 (10 points)

    You know, I think they may have finally fixed it.  It was a while since this thread was first posted, and I had not checked before posting earlier today, but it seems to be working OK now.

  • Neville Hillyer Level 4 (1,865 points)

    I should have thought of "4. Hit <back>" as per your pre-corrected post.

     

    I had intended to test if it was caused by Safari, a Google cookie/script or the combination of the two but cannot do so if it has been fixed.