Sometimes when I'm doing a writeup, I like to see what nodes are available to link to. The problem is that if I do a search, I'll create a soft link from whatever node I'm looking at to the node I'm searching for, and usually the two aren't really related.

To search without soft linking, you can do the search directly without calling the html form:

Note that you have to replace spaces with '+' (or '%20' if you've memorized your html character refs.)