nikunj0202's profile

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742 Points

Friday, April 26th, 2013 7:36 AM

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Activate Search Bar

Hi,

Whenever I visit any page on imdb, I think that the search bar should automatically get selected so that one can search or write directly without selecting it. It really become easy for the users searching for movies and actors. For demo you can visit youtube.com.

Thanks,
Nikunj V. Pandit

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236 Points

8 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Have a suggestion.

When opening IMDb, it would be nice if it took you right to the line where you type your inquiry. I have to stop and click on it, and other sites take you right there. Just a suggestion, and I love your site.

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486 Points

Thank you!

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156 Points

8 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled A problem for lazy people.

Would it be possible to change the search bar so that it is automatically selected when you enter imdb.com? It is not a big problem to click the search bar every time but youtubes solution with automatic selection is smoother and I would appreciate if imdb could use it as well.

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486 Points

Google does it too; have since day one.  Thank you for your post!

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29.6K Points

8 years ago

It's not as much of a problem for me, because I (usually) prefer to use keyboard shortcuts in my browser to go directly to full title search or name search results (without using the site's search bar, and also avoiding  the additional click for "more matches").

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486 Points

Trying to click on the search bar these days gives me a headache because of all its bouncing around due to ads opening & closing.

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114 Points

8 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Position cursor in search field.

Please position the cursor in the search field on loading the site.
I'm not sure how other people use this site but I am sure that there are a lot of people, like me, that come here to find information with regard to a film, character, etc. (i.e. use the search box at the top of the home page). I don't think that there is any other database oriented site (and I use a lot of them) that doesn't position the cursor in the search box on loading. Why should I have to find my cursor on the screen and move it, in order to click in the box, before typing?

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114 Points

Oh, if I had known the technical term "autofocus" I would have searched on that and found that you have been asked the same question innumerable times.
How can I criticize a site that gives me so much information? Well, the history of this request reads very much like the refusal by Google to provide a warning message when you inadvertently exit Chrome. In other words, there has to be something seriously wrong with their concern for how their customers use their product. How arrogant!

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some of the code for this site dates back to the early 1990's and is not as simple to change as people assume. it's not written in current standards.

they are currently overhauling much of the backend to support transitioning to more modern script languages; but the process is likely to take a year or more in order to to minimize risks of data loss

also its a very small team, they have to prioritize changes and something that may seem trivial in modern web scripting may be overly complex in the 20+ year old scripting language that most of the site was based in

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486 Points

Have your friends come and support us on this issue.  (I think that means +1 ...yes?)

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70 Points

No offense, but it takes a single line of code to set the focus to a textfield. And that has nothing to do with the early 1990s when MOST people on this planet didn't even had internet. Also, data loss and backend should not need to be mentioned since they have nothing to do with setting the focus on a search field. I think this has to do mainly with the so called "new generation" of developer wannabes.

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102 Points

7 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Cursor.

Please make your cursor go to search bar when site is opened! PLEASE! :D

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486 Points

Thank you for the support! :)

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70 Points

6 years ago

It seems like this thread has been started over 4 years ago and the bureaucrats has decided not to implement it. Can you imagine what kind of workplace IMDB can be, where despite good usability and research studies, they decided against to implement a single line of code!? Don't blame support. Chances are, it's a management issue.

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236 Points

They don't seem to care what "we the people that keep them going" think.

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82 Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Focus needs to automatically be on Search Bar..

When the site loads, the search bar should be 'ready for input'. As in, all you need to do is type to search a movie or whatever. Without needing the user to click on the search bar.


Someone already posted this idea 4 years ago. FOUR YEARS AGO.
How is this not implemented already.........
see-
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/activate_search_bar

This will probably take an average programmer around 5 minutes to implement.

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236 Points

5 years ago

Well I guess because they refuse to do it. I sent a message ages ago, and I guess they want people to look at what they want you to look at. Usually people change to what users want.

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112 Points

4 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Insertion point in search field?.

Hi,

I'm wondering why the insertion point on your website doesn't automatically appear in the search field. Even if some users aren't visiting IMDB to search for a specific movie/actor it would not affect them all, they are still a single click from whatever they want to click on. You have absolutely nothing to lose by doing this! And it would facilitate a lot for all of us who uses hotkeys and hates reaching for the mouse ;)

Best Regards

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2.4K Points

4 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Activate Search Bar with a Keyboard Shortcut.

I suggest that a keyboard shortcut be added to highlight the search bar. I'm not saying that it should be highlighted by default as has been separately suggested. But entering a keyboard stroke (such as"/") would make it more similar to Facebook, Gmail and Twitter which use that shortcut. I think IMDb, since it is a database requiring lots of keyboard input to find titles, should implement forward slash as well.

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82 Points

4 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Cursor immediately to searchbox.

Dear IMDB-team, being a huge fan for many years I was wondering if you could fabricate the possibility that when you load the portal, the cursor could immediately go to the searchbox like other top websites. Thanks in advance!

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82 Points

4 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Cursor should be in the search box when I enter the IMDB Main Page.

This is important i think. IMDB is a movie database, so the first action should be query movies. Please consider this advise

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84 Points

4 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled What about setting autofocus on the search field?.

How would setting autofocus on the search field be for the home page? Like google.. I always go to imdb to search, and clicking the field seems pointless. 

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82 Points

4 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled focus on search box.

adding the code:
$('#navbar-query').focus();
to the pages javascript would allow a user to begin typing a search query as soon as the page loads, which is honestly what I do every single time I visit the page.  I know it's not hard to click the mouse in the input box, just saying... 

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92 Points

4 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Searching IMDb.

I would really love for the cursor to be in the search dialog when I open up the main page. How can I make this happen? The cursor should be defaulted to the search dialog box on the IMDb homepage.