…the ones that don’t let you scroll smoothly with your arrow keys, but make the screen jump, giving you whiplash!
That’s right, I’m a computer Neanderthal. But if you want to get rid of them, go to www.google.com/preferences and turn off Google Instant. Supposedly your browser will remember such Preferences in a cookie, until you delete your cookies anyway…. (NB: This works even if you don’t have an account of any kind with Google, or don’t log onto it, like me … something else my sources left out.)
All Google Instant ever did for me was slow down my typing AND my hard drive, just like those sites that offer you the “opportunity” to view a snapshot of a linked website before you go there or not.
These are the kinds of things programmers think sound cool on the drawing board (or whatever they’re using now), but in reality SUCK. They’re also the kinds of things that make me a believer in Entropy, that things aren’t really progressing, but deteriorating … apparently along with our ability to detect same!
Correction: They’d work great if most people had the cutting-edge, parallel-processing, quantum-memory, T-1 machines, servers, and web connections that corporate programmers have. Or in heaven, one or the other….
(Full disclosure: I got this idea from Googling whether anybody else knew how. Unfortunately the sources I read left out one simple thing, THE BLARKING WEB ADDRESS!!!!! Which I have provided above for you, free of charge. Pray for me.)