Provide a permanently open search bar on desktop like in the mobile app
Opening the search bar first by clicking the magnifier is a rather unnessessary step before proceeding a search. A permanently visible input field is a very strong driver to take use of search more often and lowers the hurdle.
Oliver Drescher commented
Hi Marco, thanks for the update.
If you already tested customer users behavior and gathered feedback on this, I would bend to that. My input is based on the opinion of 2 client core teams feedback NOT confirmed by a user survey.
Pressing "S" will do ;-)
Hi Oliver and Gerhard!
We are currently working on a new concept for the global search and in that process we are reviewing all community entries related to that topic, just like this one.
We have been testing around with a permanently opened search bar a few years back and most customers did not like it as it cramps up the main menu bar too much.
However we have a shortcut! Try pressing the letter "S" on your keyboard when using COYO, the search will open automatically and you can start typing your search term straight away.
Hope that helps!
I fully agree with Oliver! At least it should be a configurable option in settings whether or not to permanently show an enlarged input field.
Either the size it has after clicking the magnifier icon (shrinking areas to the left back to an icon) or autosizing the input field without shrinking to iconic display.