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insertion point used to always be available in search box by default.  now it requires a mouse click to get it there.  is there a way to return to always having it available by default?
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Hi Craig,

Can you please help me understand your query with more details. If possible, please provide screenshots to illustrate your query.

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In the Google Custom Search we have on our site, the page loads and the search field displays with the custom text we added.

You have to click inside the the search to add focus and have the cursor appear.

Instead, we would like to have the cursor appear inside the search box like it does when you visit Google.com. 

Is there information on how this can be done?
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Hi Douglas,

You can look into the "Customize" section and check out things. If you do not get what you are looking for on the control panel, in that case, you can consider implementing your CSE engine using the layout "Results Only". Where you can have your own customized search box and search button and then use the results only code. As documented "https://developers.google.com/custom-search/docs/ui?hl=en#layout", one needs to use his own search box to submit the search query. In this method, your search box code should call search and pass on the results to results page and we only provide the code for the Results page which can be pasted on the page where you want to display the results. 

You can use the simple form code as the search box would work with "Results-only" layout. Here is the sample search box code: 

<form name="google search" action="Your results page.html"> 
<input id="search" name="q" size="50" type="text" /> 
<input value="Search" type="submit"/> 

Note: In the above code, you can set the search box as per your need. In the action parameter you will need to enter the full URL path of the page where you have implemented the "Results-Only" code. 

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I can't find the Customize section. Can you be more specific?
It would be really nice if this were the DEFAULT behavior - after all why else would a user want to do in a search box before entering the search query?
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Hi Kusamura,

You can locate the Customize option from CSE control panel > Look and Feel > Customize.

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