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Topic # 91867 21-Oct-2011 16:24 Send private message

Why has the search changed to a "What are you doing?" button?

I know i'm probably just being lazy but it's an extra click to get to the search now haha

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  Reply # 536198 21-Oct-2011 16:27 Send private message

The "What are you doing" has been always there. It shares your status, announcements with your Geekzone Friends.

The Google Search box was another box. It was removed because that was created by a script. Using a page for search saves YOU time on page load, making the site faster, becase the script is not longer loaded for every page.

This was discussed back in July: www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=4&topicid=87053




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  Reply # 536200 21-Oct-2011 16:31 Send private message

My last status update:

"Keep thinking this is the search box!" on 5-Oct-2011 12:58

Haha!






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  Reply # 536202 21-Oct-2011 16:34 Send private message

CYaBro: My last status update:

"Keep thinking this is the search box!" on 5-Oct-2011 12:58

Haha!


Yeah i keep going to do the same thing haha, hence why i was asking.

Obviously missed the previous discussion, or not used the search that much.


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  Reply # 536203 21-Oct-2011 16:37 Send private message

I'm not sure if this is just happening to me, but the cursor doesn't autofocus on the search input field automatically when you click on the search page.

Is this standard behaviour?
If so, could it be set to always focus in the search text field automatically after clicking on the search page?

Thanks! :-)



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  Reply # 536205 21-Oct-2011 16:39 Send private message

dontpanic42: I'm not sure if this is just happening to me, but the cursor doesn't autofocus on the search input field automatically when you click on the search page.

Is this standard behaviour?
If so, could it be set to always focus in the search text field automatically after clicking on the search page?

Thanks! :-)


Once it does focus, it loses the Google custom search logo in the background?
Might be part of the agreement to use the Google search?


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  Reply # 536206 21-Oct-2011 16:39 Send private message

I vote to have the search box at the top of the screen rather than the 'What are you doing?' box.






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  Reply # 536207 21-Oct-2011 16:41 Send private message

CYaBro: I vote to have the search box at the top of the screen rather than the 'What are you doing?' box.


I agree, was never a fan of kittens haha.

Where does the info that you put into the 'What are you doing?' box end up anyway?




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  Reply # 536209 21-Oct-2011 16:42 Send private message

I get an internal server error when i use the box anyway hahaha

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  Reply # 536210 21-Oct-2011 16:43 Send private message

nomiss7: Once it does focus, it loses the Google custom search logo in the background?
Might be part of the agreement to use the Google search?

Ahh, good point. Never thought of that.
Would be nice if it's possible though. Maybe a Google logo just above the search box?

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  Reply # 536227 21-Oct-2011 18:15 Send private message

nomiss7: I get an internal server error when i use the box anyway hahaha


If you see any errors you should let us know so we can find the problem.

nomiss7: Where does the info that you put into the 'What are you doing?' box end up anyway? 



Your Geekzone Friends can see it
 



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  Reply # 536228 21-Oct-2011 18:16 Send private message

CYaBro: I vote to have the search box at the top of the screen rather than the 'What are you doing?' box.


You can disable the "What are you doing" box in your profile.

The search box in all pages won't be coming back.

 




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Reply # 536495 22-Oct-2011 17:51 Send private message

freitasm: You can disable the "What are you doing" box in your profile.  


Learn something new everyday... 




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