Forum Search box ergonomics

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Forum Search box ergonomics

#1 Post by __philippe » Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:42 am

@Andrew

Another (frivolous?) suggestion :

In the Forum Search box, any chance to eliminate the superfluous "Search..." string cluttering up the box,
and instead position the blinking cursor straight off to the box left-most position, ready for action ?

Would save lazy-me (and, no doubt, umpteen other forum fellows) from backspacing the "Search..." string every time...;-)

Thanks,

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Re: Forum Search box ergonomics

#2 Post by Midas » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:51 am

+1 :)

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Re: Forum Search box ergonomics

#3 Post by freakazoid » Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:49 pm

It already works like that for me. Tested on latest version of Firefox.

Perhaps Andrew just added this? :)
is it stealth? ;)

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Re: Forum Search box ergonomics

#4 Post by __philippe » Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:41 pm

@freakazoid

We are talking about the FORUM search box, right ? (as opposed to the main page DB search, which works just fine as it stands)

No changes on my side to the Forum search, I'm afraid:

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Re: Forum Search box ergonomics

#5 Post by freakazoid » Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:30 pm

Ahh! Sorry, you're correct.

Thought you were referring to the main search field and not the forums.
is it stealth? ;)

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Re: Forum Search box ergonomics

#6 Post by xor » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:50 am

+1 I think "Search..." should be a placeholder instead of a Value to backspace.

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Re: Forum Search box ergonomics

#7 Post by __philippe » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:17 am

xor wrote:+1 I think "Search..." should be a placeholder instead of a Value to backspace.
@xor...attaboy !

You took the technically more accurate, terse descriptors right out of my mouth...;-)

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Re: Forum Search box ergonomics

#8 Post by Andrew Lee » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:02 am

+1 I think "Search..." should be a placeholder instead of a Value to backspace.
I think I have made the required modification to the phpBB template.

Lemme know if I've messed anything up. :D

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Re: Forum Search box ergonomics

#9 Post by __philippe » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:40 am

@Andrew

Yeah !
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Re: Forum Search box ergonomics

#10 Post by Midas » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:44 am

Another step closer to perfection. Great job! 8)

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Re: Forum Search box ergonomics

#11 Post by xor » Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:15 pm

Thanks, finally! I will search something without the "Search..." prefix ... :lol:

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