Having problems with the google search bar

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    Over the past 2 days, I've been experiencing a problem concerning the google search bar (the one on google.com, not the one on the top right of the Safari browser). I can't search anything, because whatever term I type always changes to the word "true" for whatever reason, and when I click "search" or "I'm feeling lucky", absolutely nothing happens.

    Now, I've tried searching using the Safari google bar and thankfully it works, but whenever I search for another term, the words I type revert back to the term I typed before. What the hell?

    Example: let's say I searched for "Positive Mental Attitude". That's fine. My search registered and I can see results. However, after that, let's say I search for "best iPad apps". I click on search and as soon as I do that, the words revert back to the previous term I searched.

    This is messed up. I've had my iPad since June and I've never seen anything like this happen before. It only happens on my iPad. Google works fine on my brothers iPad, on my fathers iPad 2 and on my home computer, for that matter.

    Any ideas on how to fix this? I have not done any changes to my iPad settings, by the way. Everything is the same as it always was, which is the weird thing, because I am clueless as to how this problem appeared out of nowhere.
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    The easiest first way to try to solve ‘unexplained’ or ‘unusual’ problems with the iPad are:-

    Force the offending app to close. If you have iOS 4.2 or 4.3 double-press the ‘Home’ button to bring up the multi-task bar at the bottom of the screen. Press *and hold* any icon until they start to ‘jiggle’. Then tap the top left-hand corner of the app that you want to close. It will ‘disappear’ from the list. Don’t panic - you’ve not deleted it, just closed it. Now tap the Home screen and the multi-task bar will disappear. Re-open the iPad’s app and see if the problem has resolved itself. If not, it’s on to possible solution number two!!
    Restart the iPad. Press *and hold* the Power button. After a couple of seconds a slider control will appear asking you to confirm that you really want to switch the iPad off (this is all you’ll be doing). Slide the control to accept. A rotating white ‘bezel’ will appear in the iPad screen as the iPad powers down (it takes a few seconds, just like it would if you were shutting down your PC). When the screen of the iPad has gone completely blank, press *and hold* the Power button for a couple of seconds until the white Apple logo appears and the iPad starts to power up. This takes several seconds, so be patient. During the power up the automatic screen orientation function is disabled, so don’t panic. A few seconds before the power up is complete, the iPad plays a little ‘jingle’ and then you’re back to the Home screen. Restart the iPad’s app and see if the problem persists. Apple (and Forum members) recommend that you power down your iPad at least once a week, just as you might regularly completely switch off your PC. The normal procedure of just briefly pressing the Power button of the iPad merely puts it to ‘sleep’. Most Forum members have found that one of the two methods I’ve mentioned here cure a whole bunch of unexplained problems and are an easy first step to resolving most anything that happens on the iPad.

    Tim
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    I have the same problem

    Just curious, did you ever find the source or a solution to this? I have the same exact problem. It only happens when I pinch to zoom the search results list. Weird..

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