"Find Movies" search list.

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Starting to enter the name of a movie into the "Find Movies" search box a list/selection of possible movies appears beneath with the spelling entered to that point. If you now "Arrow" keyboard down to the correct movie it is yellow background highlighted (the same thing happens with Amazon's movie search) but unlike Amazon's logical hitting of the "Return" key to choose the correct selection when you hit the return key in IMDb it just gives you what you had typed to that point.
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Gregg Teslovich

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I was able to replicate this and have alerted the issue to our technical staff, they will take a look as soon as they can.
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Hi Gregg -

Our tech staff is having a hard time replicating the problem, and now everything seems to be working fine for me.

Can you try again, and if you are still experiencing this problem, confirm what exact page you are on when you are doing the search, and confirm what exactly you are typing in the search field?

Thanks!
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Hi, just to give OS info. Using Mac OS 10.6.8; Safari 5.1.8. I retried, as I did a couple of days ago, with "Ink" (without the quotes) into the search box which gave me the suggested list of titles beginning with "ink". I arrow keyed down to Inkheart (which was yellow background highlighted) and then pressed return. The results were, as before, it just kept "Ink" in the results box, but not my selection of Inkheart. However, if I had moved my mouse cursor over Inkheart in the list and hit the mouse button that did work. In other words, return key selection for highlighted item does not work. I don't recall this being a problem in the past. Nothing has been OS upgraded (except Adobe Flash) in the past month or so because everything is current. Here's the page:
http://www.imdb.com/find?q=ink&s=all>
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Thanks Gregg, I've passed along the additional information you provided to our technical staff.
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Hi, thinking that it could be an OS specific problem I tried the same IMDb search, again starting with "ink..." and just using a keyboard with Mac OS 10.5.8; Mac OS 10.4.11 (both older Mac OS) and the same problem exists with those systems (Note: to double check I performed the same search process with Amazon Movie/TV and there was no problem with key selection. Further, I tried the same search with a PC (ughhh!) and there was no problem using a PC. It's not unusual for programmers to ignore "we" minorities because it adds more work to their task; is my analysis.
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Our tech staff have examined this issue using different Mac OS, but are still unable to replicate the problem you encountered.

It's possible that the problem may be avoided if you are able to use an updated version of Safari. In the meantime, we will keep an eye on this issue.
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This is just so hilarious. This has been a problem for years and it still is. It is as if there are three different search engines trying to come up with results for the query you typed in, and the first usually shows the right result, but before you can click on it, it has started showing other results! Some of them seemingly completely unrelated to your query. This is a constant problem. You never get a clear result; you always have to click an extra time or two although this shouldn't be necessary. Is it really that hard to do a functioning search engine?
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