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How do I have the cursor placed in a text field on page load?

Dave, I have added Google to my webpage using the "Google free" code. Can you please tell me how can i by default place the cursor in google search box?

First off, for the edification of other readers, you're refering to my previous article How can I add a Google search box to my Web site?

Now, there are two parts to having a text field (or any HTML form entity) selected when a Web page is loaded, and the key element is to have both the form and the form element named.

Let's have a look, but let's do it with a simpler HTML form for demonstration purposes...