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I use Google Desktop as an application launcher. Sometimes Quick Search Box doesn't get keyboard focus.

Repro:

  1. Start cmd.exe
  2. Press Ctrl Ctrl, Quick Search Box will appear.
  3. Type blah

Observe: blah appears in cmd.exe

Expected: blah should appear in Quick Search Box.

I have Google Desktop 5.8.0809.23506-en-pb and Windows XP. Is there any workaround? Is it fixed in version 5.9?

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I get the expected results. Slightly dumb question: How do I find out what version of Google Desktop I have? –  MatrixFrog Jul 17 '09 at 1:57
    
Right-click on Google Desktop icon in tray, select About... –  Pavel Chuchuva Jul 17 '09 at 2:19
    
I totally forgot about that icon; I always just use ctrl-ctrl. In any case, this is the version, although I doubt it's still relevant: "Google Desktop 5.8.0811.04345-en-pb" –  MatrixFrog Jul 24 '09 at 7:17

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Does it get focus if you press Ctrl Ctrl a second time (four times in total?). I used to have a similar problem with Launchy, and it fixed it by hitting the key combination for it.

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If I do this the Quick Search Box disappears. –  Pavel Chuchuva Jul 18 '09 at 21:16
    
What about pressing the combo another time? –  David Pearce Jul 19 '09 at 2:38
    
Focus is still at cmd.exe –  Pavel Chuchuva Jul 19 '09 at 22:42
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It is fixed in version 5.9

Update: No, it still happens after some time. Restarting Google Desktop fixes the problem.

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why don't you mark this answer of yours as accepted? –  Cawas Feb 19 '10 at 21:53
    
@Cawas I did that. –  Pavel Chuchuva Feb 22 '10 at 5:17

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