Our search box starts suggesting popular search queries to users as they start typing in their query. We also have the ability for the user to specify some options to search within some fields. At the moment, the search gets automatically initiated the moment the user selects one of the suggestions(This pattern is being used by the Gmail search box).
This can be annoying especially if the user's intention was to just select the search term and then specify parameters for the advanced search. Is the solution to not initiate the search automatically and let the users just select the text from the suggestions and then have them hit enter ? (The downside is clearly the extra keypress)
This is the suggest drop down. The moment the user selects one of these values, search is initiated, annoying if all you wanted to do was select the suggest and select something from the advanced search panel