Bug: Cursor Not Focused In Google Search Box

Aug 26, 2011 • 8:25 am | comments (54) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine

The latest and greatest Google bug is really annoying some users and it is a really minor bug. The issue is that on some versions of browsers, including many versions of Internet Explorer, the mouse cursor is not focusing in automatically in the Google search box on the Google home page.

Google Cursor Focus Bug

Normally, when you go to Google.com, the mouse cursor is in the box. All you need to do is start typing. It is one of the ways Google makes Google faster. But something is preventing the cursor from focusing in the search box on some browsers, making searching slower. Yes, you have to click into the box and then start typing - how annoying!

Here is a video of me replicating the issue:

Again, technically, a small bug, but there are dozens of complaints in the Google Web Search Help forums.

I only linked to one, but there are dozens of threads and maybe hundreds of posts and it just started a few hours ago.

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.

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