Why isn't my cursor automatically in the search box anymore???

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Why isn't my cursor automatically in the search box anymore??? misty.l.carlson 8/26/11 5:37 AM
Starting a few days ago, I now have to use my mouse to place the cursor in the search box. Before, I'd open my browser (google is my homepage) and just start typing right in the search box. Is this problem unique to me, or is anyone else experiencing it? Does anyone know if there is a way to fix it?
Re: Why isn't my cursor automatically in the search box anymore??? szukow 8/26/11 6:08 AM
No idea here either.  I was just searching around to see if anyone knew why or whether the Google engineers are working to fix this.  Very frustrating.
Re: Why isn't my cursor automatically in the search box anymore??? swansonarlan 8/26/11 9:53 AM
Me too - Oh so frustrating not to have the cursor ready to go.
Re: Why isn't my cursor automatically in the search box anymore??? timwestla 8/26/11 11:07 AM
I noticed that, too. In fact, that is the reason I am looking in this forum... to see if others have the same problem.
 
I don't know if this is a "feature" or a "bug" but I hope there is a way to change it back to set the focus on the search box by default.
Re: Why isn't my cursor automatically in the search box anymore??? mbaglobaltravel 8/26/11 11:32 AM
same here - this just started for me  few days ago.  Quite frustrating.  8/26/2011
Re: Why isn't my cursor automatically in the search box anymore??? carluccid 8/26/11 11:33 AM
Same thing just started on my computer yesterday. 
Re: Why isn't my cursor automatically in the search box anymore??? mbaglobaltravel 8/26/11 11:39 AM
Here is a workaround if you do not mind losing google instant options:
 
Go Google home page
Select Options - upper right hand corner
Select Search settings
Scroll down to Google Instant
Change setting to Do not use Google Instant
Re: Why isn't my cursor automatically in the search box anymore??? misty.l.carlson 8/26/11 11:41 AM
THANK YOU mbaglobaltravel !!!!!
Re: Why isn't my cursor automatically in the search box anymore??? VenturaBob 8/26/11 6:03 PM
Have identical problem starting two days ago.  Launch IE8 which has www.google.com as the home page.  But when search screen appears there is no "Options" button, so can't implement the workaround listed.  How do I "Go Goodle home page"?? 
Re: Why isn't my cursor automatically in the search box anymore??? Moni218 8/29/11 5:36 PM
Same problem here, super annoying.  The fix described above worked for me (turning off Google instant), thanks!
Re: Why isn't my cursor automatically in the search box anymore??? agkyle 8/30/11 5:32 AM
Same problem here, too.  Why is this all the sudden changed?  Was it a Windows update that caused this?  Wish Google could fix this.
Re: Why isn't my cursor automatically in the search box anymore??? agkyle 8/30/11 6:06 AM
I just realized that when I open Google's homepage, the search box is surrounded by the blue border, but the cursor isn't in the box and typing doesn't do anything.  If you tab it goes to the "Google Search" button (now has blue border), and then ctrl+tab puts the blue border back onto the search box and now has a cursor.  That's the problem I'm having.
Re: Why isn't my cursor automatically in the search box anymore??? erhutt 12/3/11 5:10 AM
To go back to business as ussual
try this as your home page:   http://www.google.com/webhp?complete=0&hl=en
Re: Why isn't my cursor automatically in the search box anymore??? poochiewoochie 12/5/11 8:36 AM
started a few days ago for me, seemed to coincide with the you+ bar appearing.  Very annoying!  set my home page to http://www.google.com/webhp?complete=0&hl=en (.co.uk for UK search) and all sorted
Re: Why isn't my cursor automatically in the search box anymore??? BPLondon 12/14/11 7:16 AM
http://www.altavista.com/ fixes the problem
Re: Why isn't my cursor automatically in the search box anymore??? Tiger4Zulu 12/19/12 7:51 AM
Thank you so much for taking the time to post this answer.  I tried removing the "instant results" but that didn't fix anything for me....however your answer fixed it and I can still have instant results if I want to.

Thank You ;)