Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



103 posts

Master Geek


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

Create new topic
BDFL
49914 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4621

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  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




2122 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 41


  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!






103 posts

Master Geek


  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.


1571 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11

Subscriber

  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! :-)



103 posts

Master Geek


  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?


2122 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 41


  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.






103 posts

Master Geek


  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?




103 posts

Master Geek


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

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

1571 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11

Subscriber

  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?

BDFL
49914 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4621

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  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
 



BDFL
49914 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4621

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  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.

 




3bit.com
5886 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 193

Moderator
Trusted
Subscriber

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... 




Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Who Audits IRD?
Created by gundar, last reply by charsleysa on 22-Oct-2014 15:52 (18 replies)
Pages... 2


22nd Only: PB Tech BROTHER HL1110 Mono laser Printer $15 shipped(after $30 cashback)
Created by loceff13, last reply by Jaxson on 22-Oct-2014 15:44 (17 replies)
Pages... 2


American legal jurisdiction in New Zealand
Created by ajobbins, last reply by gzt on 21-Oct-2014 14:58 (30 replies)
Pages... 2


Another Trade Me competitor: SellShed
Created by freitasm, last reply by SellShed on 22-Oct-2014 11:54 (42 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Spark Socialiser
Created by freitasm, last reply by old3eyes on 22-Oct-2014 10:37 (26 replies)
Pages... 2


Snap have failed our company!
Created by dafman, last reply by toejam316 on 22-Oct-2014 13:03 (25 replies)
Pages... 2


Overcharged by Slingshot for months - warning to existing customers
Created by dusty42, last reply by DravidDavid on 22-Oct-2014 16:11 (35 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Abnormal upstream data usage - Vodafone Cable Wellington
Created by otherside, last reply by freitasm on 22-Oct-2014 15:33 (11 replies)


Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.