Based on feedback from several users (thanks to Charlie and Tyler!), I’ve updated the search interface to Gloss a bit. It’s still a work in progress, but this newest fix has resolved the issue of lack of keyboard navigation to search results from the search field.  Here’s what has changed:

  • You can now tab out of the search field to the first search result, and then tab to subsequent search results.
  • You can strike Enter or Spacebar on a highlighted search result to load its respective page

I do have a question for users regarding the “post-load” behavior. Currently, if you select a search result to load a page, focus is taken away from the search result and given to the item in the navigation tree that correlates to the search result. Is this desirable behavior, or would you rather have focus be retained on the search result?

Perhaps I’ll install a new configuration option to give the choice…:)

Thanks to everyone who uses the tool, and please feel free to let me know of any ideas/improvements/bugs/whatever.