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Well, probably because:

Them: "Hey dude, can I use your computer real quick for a second."

You: "Err, hold on a second, I need to do something..."

Them: awkward silence

ctrl-shift-n: here you go.

But more seriously it really depends on what appears in that search results and for which queries. If it's done properly it only triggers when there's a very relevant mail matching the query, which would be unlikely from just a casual search from a friend. Also if just the title is shown, it doesn't reveal much.

Yeah, I don't want to imagine what sort of search your friend would be doing on your computer that would bring up your porn subscription, your emails to your mistress...

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