autocomplete bug after search

autocomplete bug after search

Using jquery 1.4.4, jquery-ui 1.8.10 (also appeared on 1.8.6)

Problem occurs on this page (able to reproduce on FF3.6 and IE8) :

  1. Type a search into the search box with mouse hovering above the search box and click enter (instead of clicking the search button).

  2. Autocomplete will appear with the search results. When this happens it becomes stuck and will not remove when you click off the automcomplete menu. You have to select an item to remove the menu.

Expected behavior - autocomplete will not launch until something new is types into the search box. Autocomplete will be removed when user click any spot not associated with autocomplete.

Does anyone know if this is a bug in jquery-ui or what might be causing this to occur?