Thursday, February 24, 2011

SharePoint 2010: Large Search Box & Scopes

My previous post did not include a style for the search scope drop down. Use the following to CSS to update the search scope from:

image
To:
image

Download updated files HERE

How to implement:

  1. Upload the custom master page into the master page gallery
  2. Navigate to the following location on your server: “C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\TEMPLATE\LAYOUTS\1033\STYLES”
  3. Create a folder called “LGSEARCH” and place the “lgsearch.css” and the two image files into this directory.
  4. Apply the “lgsearch.master” to your site.

5 comments:

venkat said...

Thanks eric. it was very helpful.
Can you please guide me how to skin Sharepoint 2010 PerformancePoint Services Webpart. Its getting difficult if i am trying to do that using inspect element of the browser as the html generated is messy and complex.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this article. One thing, though: I have the larger box for the scopes pull-down but the original border around 'All Sites' is still present. Is there any way to remove this? I tried modifying the .CSS file but perhaps I did this incorrectly. Here is how I modified the class:

.s4-search .ms-sbscopes{
background-image: url(searchbox.gif);
background-position:top left;
background-repeat: no-repeat;
border: 0px #25724c solid !important;
border-right: 0px #9d9d9d solid !important;
background-color:transparent;
height: 10px !important !important;
padding:3px 5px 0px 0px !important;
margin-left: 0px !important;
vertical-align: top !important;
position: relative;
left: 5px !important;

Sharepoint Consulting said...

Looking forward to reading more. Great article post.Thanks Again. Really Great.

Dan Kline said...

Hi Eric. I'm not seeing a scope dropdown even though the scope is configured to show. Any suggestions?

Dan Kline said...

I tried it with a vanilla masterpage and the Scope DDL is there. I'm investigating what's different in my custom Master.