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IE8 steals focus from search box.

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Majid, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. Majid

    Majid Flightless Bird

    Whenever I want to search something I open a new tab and start typing in the
    search box whatever I want to search.

    However opening the tab is quite slow (probably because it opens a different
    process) and so more often than not, I am half way through the sentence or
    keyword phrase I want to search on, when the about:Tabs tabpage is finally
    loaded.

    At that point the URL bar steals the focus, selects the about:tabs, because
    it presumes I want to type in an URL. which means that half my sentence I
    wanted to search for ends up in the URL bar instead of the search box.

    Please don't steal my focus. If I want to set the focus somewhere else I'll
    do it myself.

    Remember: Presumption is the mother of all..... :D



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  2. rob^_^

    rob^_^ Flightless Bird

    Hi,

    Uninstall the Google toolbar.

    Regards.

    "Majid" <Majid@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:AC2A6F9C-4AFE-4ED6-ADCC-33FBDE4E2B70@microsoft.com...
    > Whenever I want to search something I open a new tab and start typing in
    > the
    > search box whatever I want to search.
    >
    > However opening the tab is quite slow (probably because it opens a
    > different
    > process) and so more often than not, I am half way through the sentence or
    > keyword phrase I want to search on, when the about:Tabs tabpage is finally
    > loaded.
    >
    > At that point the URL bar steals the focus, selects the about:tabs,
    > because
    > it presumes I want to type in an URL. which means that half my sentence I
    > wanted to search for ends up in the URL bar instead of the search box.
    >
    > Please don't steal my focus. If I want to set the focus somewhere else
    > I'll
    > do it myself.
    >
    > Remember: Presumption is the mother of all..... :D
    >
    >
    >
    > ----------------
    > This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
    > suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
    > Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow
    > this
    > link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
    > click "I Agree" in the message pane.
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/communitie...&dg=microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general
     

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