Can we get the login screen to automatically set focus? September 8, 2005 8:00 AM   Subscribe

[PonyRequest] Can we get the login screen to automatically set focus to the User Name textbox, using some fancy javascript?
posted by blue_beetle to Feature Requests at 8:00 AM (8 comments total)

I know, I know, it's a small thing, but so very handy.
posted by blue_beetle at 8:00 AM on September 8, 2005


Who logs out?
posted by odinsdream at 8:37 AM on September 8, 2005


You have to log out in order to use your sock puppet account.
posted by grouse at 8:42 AM on September 8, 2005


Or you could create a login link for each account, as I have. I go into my bookmarks, and I have a bookmark called "Mystyk login" with a url of "http://www.metafilter.com/login/Login_action.cfm?user_name=mystyk&user_pass="... well, you get the point.

It works quite well.
posted by mystyk at 10:02 AM on September 8, 2005


It seems like I have to reinstall my OS daily (silly windowsXP) hence I log back in more than I would like. (Admittedly I do a lot of software development, and tinker with the OS)
posted by blue_beetle at 10:16 AM on September 8, 2005


write yourself a greasemonkey script! That's what its made for.
posted by Edible Energy at 1:42 PM on September 8, 2005


Or if you want, I'll write the script.
posted by Edible Energy at 1:45 PM on September 8, 2005


write yourself a greasemonkey script! That's what its made for.

Not everyone uses Firefox and it's a pretty basic feature you'd expect on any web page with a single form. All it requires is a name attribute on the form and adding "document.formname.user_name.focus()" to the body tag.
posted by Armitage Shanks at 1:56 PM on September 8, 2005


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