Several months back, I actually worked on adjusting the way the
autofocus cursor would end up on the page for the catalog (TPAC,
public side only) so that it would end at the right instead of the
left of the text.

The problem I found was that the autofocus would then behave
differently depending on which browser you ended up using (for me
Chrome vs. Firefox, IE whatever), so it was not consistently behaving
in the way we expected/wanted and we undid the code from our testing.

I have not played with it further, but I did push a copy of the
working code to the Evergreen repository.

This is a link to that:;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/user/bshum/change-autofocus

So it probably is a tiny code change, but it needs more careful
testing and development anyways.

-- Ben

"Dancing that fine line between suggesting and volunteering..."

On Fri, Jul 8, 2016 at 1:34 PM, Donald Butterworth
<> wrote:
> That's another option that I use, but a general keyword search is not always
> the most efficient search. And, though it is only one click, why click when
> you don't have to?. Sometimes I have a list of titles that I'm working
> through, and a general keyword search requires me to type more words in
> order to get a reasonably limited result list.
> Also F3 doesn't speak to the Browse search which, as a cataloger, I use at
> least as much as the keyword search options. It just seems reasonable to me
> that it shouldn't require a triple click (etc.) to do a search from the
> screen I am on.
> I'm not a programmer, so I'm probably way off base, but aren't we only
> talking about a tiny line of code?
> On Fri, Jul 8, 2016 at 12:05 PM, Jason Etheridge <>
> wrote:
>> > 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.
>> Don, how about hitting F3 to replace the current tab with an
>> auto-focused Advanced Search screen?
>> --
>> Jason Etheridge
>> | Community and Migration Manager
>> | Equinox Software - Open Your Library
>> | 1-877-OPEN-ILS (673-6457)
>> |
>> |
> --
> Don Butterworth
> Collection Management Librarian /
> Faculty Associate
> B.L. Fisher Library
> Asbury Theological Seminary
> (859) 858-2227

Reply via email to