#113 Wrong focus on "All Programs" instead of "Search box"


When Windows 7 menu is used with Classic Shell, if the "Initially focus on:" is set to "Search box", the focus randomly goes either to "Search box" or (most frequently) to "All Programs". If "Initially focus on:" is set to "All Programs" the focus is always on "All Programs".


  • Ivo Beltchev

    Ivo Beltchev - 2011-08-24

    The thing is, when "Initially focus on:" is set to "search box", the code does nothing. It assumes that the Windows menu will take care of the focus. So if sometimes the focus is not on the search box then it is either a bug in Windows, or maybe you have some other software or setting that affects the focus.

    For example, there is a setting that automatically focuses on the first button when a window is open. Do you have anything like that?

  • imdev

    imdev - 2013-09-20

    The default behavior of the start menu in windows 7 is having the search field active. That means if you press "windows button" and anything you write after that will be insert into the search field. That is the wanted behavior. But classic shell in windows 8.1 preview (I guess in win 8 too), the search field aren't active after opening the start menu. That makes search tasks slower.
    I guess this bug is related to other search field bug reports too, like bug 212 and 218.

  • xpclient

    xpclient - 2013-09-21

    No, the older post discussion is about the Windows Start Menu's search box focus on Windows 7. It has nothing to do with Classic Shell's Classic Start Menu on Windows 8/8.1. For CSM, just make sure that on the Search box tab in Settings, "Access normally" is the option selected and the checkbox for "Selected by default" is also checked.


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