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FS#46575 - AUR and Packages web pages should autofocus the search boxes.

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Electric Prism (electricprism) - Tuesday, 06 October 2015, 00:59 GMT
Last edited by Doug Newgard (Scimmia) - Tuesday, 06 October 2015, 03:26 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Web Sites
Status Assigned
Assigned To Dan McGee (toofishes)
Lukas Fleischer (lfleischer)
Architecture All
Severity Very Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No


Description: AUR and Packages websites should autofocus on the searchbox.

On both the Packages and AUR website pages - the searchbox should autofocus so the user can start typing on page load without having to move their mouse to the box (as it is common one Google, Yahoo, Bing, and may other sites whose landing page's purpose is to search) and click to focus.

Notice the current behavior:

This can easily be accomplished by adding the autofocus attribute to the search <input name='keywords' autofocus/> to the end of the element's tag in the HTML.

More about auto-focus here:
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Comment by Lex Black (TrialnError) - Tuesday, 06 October 2015, 15:25 GMT
As long this doesn't mean it will also applied for package pages (Would also conflict )
I could live with autofocus on empty search pages, or AUR frontpage.
But for example using keys to scroll is annoying as hell on pages with autofocus (at least for me)
Comment by Moabit (Moabit) - Monday, 10 October 2016, 23:10 GMT
Please don't do this for pages in general. It's definitely annoying if you use keys to navigate (e.g. VimFx, Pentadactyl, Vimperator).
Comment by Jelle van der Waa (jelly) - Saturday, 05 January 2019, 11:52 GMT
I won't be implementing this for archweb, since it's not comparable to a google, Yahoo, Bing page. Lukas, do you agree?