Well one thing that seems to work is to use Vimperator to edit the field, 
but that's kind of a hack and it doesn't really allow you to see the search 
results as you type.  But I'll have to give that a try...

On Thursday, 22 September 2016 15:10:11 UTC-4, Thomas Elmiger wrote:
> Hi Andrew, I think the problem is, that your SearchTemplate changes a 
> field in itself. Try to transclude it in another tiddler, like this maybe:
> ((Title: Tiddler with Transcluded Search Field))
> TagFilter <$edit-text tiddler={{SearchTemplate!!title}} field="dasfilter"
> />
> EDIT: even shorter 
> TagFilter <$edit-text tiddler="SearchTemplate" field="dasfilter"/>
> This seems to be a common trap as the docs state in the Notes section 
> here: http://tiddlywiki.com/#EditTextWidget – "One trap to be aware of is 
> that the edit text widget *cannot be used* to edit a field of the tiddler 
> that contains it. Each keypress results in the tiddler being re-rendered, 
> which loses the cursor position within the text field."
> Good luck!
> Thomas
> Am Donnerstag, 22. September 2016 17:48:29 UTC+2 schrieb leeand00:
>> However the only issue that I'm having is that when I add the 
>> "SearchTemplate" as implemented in a tiddler like "Filter Example2", it 
>> drops the focus on the $edit-text textbox as soon as you type something, 
>> allowing you only to type one character at a time before reselecting it to 
>> type another character.  

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