Yes, I've done that as well, but I'd sure like to get rid of it. I never like to have settings changed in this fashion. Moreover, all the silly thing does is deposit you in the search field on the Home screen. It is of little, if any, utility.
This has also been an annoyance to me within the past 24 hours. When swiping down, a search box is included in the notifications and it provides no utility for me.
After long pressing on the "Search The Web" notification, I can click on the information icon which brings me to a "Unified Search" app. However, I cannot change any of the settings on this app and it doesn't even show up in my app notifications listing.