How to automatically place cursor in first text input in Chrome [Tip]

When browsing websites, you need to manually move your mouse cursor to the search field just to type what you want to search. Apparently, your mouse cursor won’t automatically move to the search field or any text field. While this may not seem like a big deal, it can become quite a hassle especially when you’re doing a massive online search.

Fortunately, there’s a way to automatically place your mouse cursor in the first text input of any web page or site. Just keep in mind that this method will only work if you’re using Chrome.

How to automatically place cursor in first text input in Chrome

  • In Chrome, go to the Web Store then download and install the “Input Cursor Focus” browser extension.
  • Once installed, the extension will automatically take effect but it won’t place any shortcut icon to your browser’s omnibar. Nevertheless, you can still check it out by going to your browser’s extensions page.
  • So what’s next? Simply open a new tab then go to any website with a text or search field. For example, you can go to Amazon or YouTube or even here in dotTech.

mouse cursor in first text input

  • As you can notice, the cursor is already blinking on the first text input (text field) so all you need to do is to type whatever you want. If the first text input happens to be a search field, then you can immediately type the keywords needed to begin your search.
  • As you may have observed, the default placement of the cursor without Input Cursor Focus is at the address bar. Because of the extension, its placement has been automatically shifted to the first text input. So it’s quite a convenient option especially when you want to immediately write on the text field without moving your mouse cursor.

So go ahead and give it a try.

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