Search: Stop the search icon from redirecting to the search page
Search icon: A single click on the icon will expand the search input area. A double-click will redirect your customer to the search page.
If you'd like to remove that functionality to help prevent redirection to the search page, you can make this modification:
Always make a duplicate of your theme before adding any code. This will save you if anything goes wrong or if you decide not to use the added code in the future. We can not support or be responsible of any code changes that you make to your theme. For that reason, save yourself and make a duplicate first.
Make a duplicate before any code changes:
Next, open the Code Editor:
From your list of themes, find the Actions link for the theme you'd like to edit. Then select Edit code. Example draft theme:
Example if you're working from your main live/published theme:
Quick link if the theme is live/published:
Open Code Editor
Open the header.liquid file from the Sections folder:
In the code area, use the Find feature (Command-F on Mac, Control-F in Windows) and search for:
That will highlight the button line (2). We will replace that entire line with new code:
<button type="submit" class="btn search-btn"></button>
Save the file.
Now only the in-line search area will work for searches. Accidental clicks on the search icon will not redirect to the search page.