This morning, I woke up to find that Google had made another change which broke my solution for disabling Google Instant badly enough for Firefox to give me a blank page. Since Google seems to delight in trying to force people to log in to disable their misfeatures and most of the solutions are out of date, I thought I’d share what I came up with.
Second, open up either your user.js or about:config. We need to create two new string keys. (Thanks to al_9x for the code I started from. I’ve modified it to also work on encrypted.google.com)
Here are the surrogates you need to add. (My apologies for the form they’re in. WordPress insisted on mangling them if I embedded the code right in the post in a prettier form.)