I can now type freely...ahhh.

I installed XP SP2 RC2 a little over a week or so ago.  The greatest thing happened as a result though I just realized it was possible.  I can now type without any worries in the Address bar in IE that it will not interrupt or move my caret around if my home page loads up in the middle of me typing.  No more super fast typing immediately after clicking on the blue “e” and no more 404s after attempting to go to URLs like “soft.comwww.micro.”  It's such a beautiful thing I've just sat here for a few minutes playing with the new sense of control and freedom this has given me. 

Thank you to Omar for linking to Tony's entry that briefly mentioned this.  Life really couldn't be better now.