Google search and backspace
I configure my browsers to have backspace as the back button, because it is the easiest button to press among popular options.
Thus when I press backspace to navigate back from google search results page this edits the search query instead. Argh.
The take over of keyboard is doubly irritating because I don't ever search for anything from google itself. I search from my browser's search bar. If I wanted to revise my search query, I would have done it in - you guessed it - the browser's search bar. Not in search result page.
To restore sanity to my search experience I wrote a google search proxy. Besides restoring control of the keyboard the google proxy nukes a few other annoying google behaviors like hitting google any time you navigate to a search result.