multisearch - setfocus on query textbox (like google.com etc)

Bug #408484 reported by Martin Olsson on 2009-08-03
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned
Nominated for Karmic by Martin Olsson
firefox-3.5 (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned
Nominated for Karmic by Martin Olsson

Bug Description

Binary package hint: firefox-3.0

when I open www.google.com there is a javascript in onLoad() that uses queryTextBox.focus() to put the cursor into the search query textbox. This way I can begin typing my search keywords right away (no need to use the mouse to put the cursor into the search query textbox first). I really like this at google.com and I've gotten used to this.

Therefore I think it's a good idea if the Ubuntu/Google search query textbox that appears on each new Firefox tab also uses the same behavior (i.e. starts with focus/cursor in the search query textbox directly when the webpage appears).

I guess the simplest way to do this would be to update:
/<email address hidden>/chrome/content/text.html

to include a q.focus() call just like google.com

Related branches

Martin Olsson (mnemo) on 2009-08-03
tags: added: multisearch
Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

This seems like a reasonable request.

Changed in firefox-3.5 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Changed in firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package firefox-3.0 - 3.0.13+nobinonly-0ubuntu3

---------------
firefox-3.0 (3.0.13+nobinonly-0ubuntu3) karmic; urgency=low

  * good-bye "Multisearch"; we remove our karmic alpha3 experiment called
    "Multisearch" as we are approaching alpha4 (LP: #402767, #402804, #406893,
     #410997, #408484, #403246)
    - remove <email address hidden>/...
    - update debian/firefox-3.0.install
    - update debian/rules

 -- Alexander Sack <email address hidden> Tue, 11 Aug 2009 11:14:32 +0200

Changed in firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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