I recently do often search queries like
title:problem [java] closed:0 on Stack Overflow.
These give quite a lot of results, and are in no particular order ("Relevance", whatever this means). Thus I select the "active" tab to see recently active questions with these search terms (to avoid spamming the first page when editing too old questions). I click some questions (and edit the titles).
Then I think "Are there also any new questions if I change problem to problems"? So, I add an
s to the edit box over the list, press Enter, and ...
I think that I did this at least a dozen times today (with slightly differing search terms:
questions, and in the tags java, bash, git, javac, javadoc, encryption, cryptography, ..., with and without
Could the search, at least if invoked from this search box over the result list, please remember on which tab I was, and show the result in the same tab (e.g. ordered the same way)?