I also have this problem and would love to see it fixed in general release. It's a daily aggravation for lots of people I think.
Martha Crawley Cumberland Co. Public Library > On Jul 8, 2016, at 12:00 PM, > "open-ils-general-requ...@list.georgialibraries.org" > <open-ils-general-requ...@list.georgialibraries.org> wrote: > > Send Open-ils-general mailing list submissions to > firstname.lastname@example.org > > To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit > http://libmail.georgialibraries.org/mailman/listinfo/open-ils-general > or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to > open-ils-general-requ...@list.georgialibraries.org > > You can reach the person managing the list at > open-ils-general-ow...@list.georgialibraries.org > > When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific > than "Re: Contents of Open-ils-general digest..." > > > Today's Topics: > > 1. Search box cursor focus (Donald Butterworth) > > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > > Message: 1 > Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2016 15:26:23 -0400 > From: Donald Butterworth <don.butterwo...@asburyseminary.edu> > To: Evergreen Discussion Group > <email@example.com> > Subject: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Search box cursor focus > Message-ID: > <CACXGyX9QzeH40bSUKqX08FnQy50UOmAHmuRt=8pTKk=4v59...@mail.gmail.com> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8" > > Hi All, > > We have made a lot of progress this last year cleaning up our data thanks > to Evergreen's flexibility and Jim Taylor. Now I'd like to move into deeper > water and find a way to make a modification, in the staff client, in the > area of the cursor focus. > > Currently when a "Record Summary" screen is opened, the cursor focus is > positioned at the far left margin of the search text box, often with text > from the preceding search included. So if I want to do another search > immediately I must either: > 1. Hold down on the delete key until all of the text is gone and then enter > the next search command, OR > 2. Type "Shift/End" to highlight the text and then enter the next search > command, OR > 3. Triple click the mouse to highlight the text and then enter the next > search command. > > As a cataloger, though, I am much more likely to need to click on the > "View" or "Edit" or "Add Volumes" or "MARC Edit" link. When I do, either a > new tab opens or the screen morphs. After I have made my edits, I am ready > to do a new search. However, when the tabs are closed or when I return to > the "OPAC View", the cursor is never focused in the Search text box. This > necessitates mousing to the Search box, clicking in it and performing one > of the three steps outlined above. > > Or, I can "Ctrl W" to return to the Welcome screen, where the cursor is > always positioned in a blank search box, or, I can Click on "Browse the > Catalog", where the cursor is never in the blank search box. > > What I would *like* is for the Search text box to always be focused and > highlighted (Shift/End). That way I can just start typing to move on to > the next search. Alternately just clicking in the search box would > highlight all text, like the behavior found in all Browser search boxes. > Either of these options will save me many keystrokes each day. > > Now I understand that some may prefer the current behavior, so I'm not > lobbying for this feature to be put into general release. But in our > setting, this change would make a world of difference. So ... would someone > be willing to outline what needs to be done to create this alternate > behavior in the staff client, so that we can make the change locally? > > Thanks much, > > Don > > -- > Don Butterworth > Collection Management Librarian / > Faculty Associate > B.L. Fisher Library > Asbury Theological Seminary > don.butterwo...@asburyseminary.edu > (859) 858-2227 > -------------- next part -------------- > An HTML attachment was scrubbed... > URL: > <http://libmail.georgialibraries.org/pipermail/open-ils-general/attachments/20160707/2b9dae9d/attachment-0001.html> > > End of Open-ils-general Digest, Vol 121, Issue 12 > *************************************************