We are using SXA 1.8 with Sitecore 9. And, we have the requirement to access the search keyword passed in the search-box in one of the custom-renderings. But unfortunately, SXA is appending the search keyword in URL hash instead of Query-string. So, its difficult to access the search term in the controller code. I found it is not possible to change from Hash to Query-string as per this link Changing hash to query string.
So, I just want to know is there any better way to access the search term in custom controller. Any suggestions?