Thank you for the reply.
The annoying hints, tags, and user listings seem to appear for the sole purpose of distracting attention from the fact that search no longer works (until additional user actions applied).
Yes, an extra press on Enter is not difficult. But why did the special search items appear on the screen? Does any ordinary user usually use them? I don’t think so. Right now, the pop-up tags and names of unknown users dropped down in packs is like an intrusive McDonald’s kiosk. I don’t want fried potatoes, but they offer them to me at every click.
Honestly, I would have been sympathetic to a pinned topic stating in advance that Discorse have to turn off live search because of performance issues. Those who own hosting have the option to stay on the version with the current settings for now.
But now there is no chance to roll back to beta6 or beta5. Rebuild crashes.
What does ctrl+enter do? I clicked when it appeared for the third time. There was nothing in the search box yet, so I was redirected to a blank screen with an error message.
I already sent the bug report about the cross-reference link bug today. You are right, there is such a problem. I wrote about hotkeys, that they are not so effective now, because there were additional clicks and I have to distract the screen to make sure that the keyboard arrow is selected the right option. Previously, the user didn’t care, because the default search in the current topic was off and it wasn’t easy to reach and enable it.