Can I change the words "Search Confluence" in the Confluence search field?

Can I change the words "Search Confluence" in the Confluence search field?

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Sandro has answered this question in my unintentional similar posting:

https://answers.atlassian.com/questions/20506/change-the-default-text-in-the-search-box.

We did that in Confluence 4 with some JavaScript in Browse => Confluence Admin => Look and Feel => Custom HTML:

<script>
AJS.toInit(function ($) {
    AJS.applySearchPlaceholders = function (scope) {
        var CUSTOM_PLACEHOLDER = "YOUR PLACEHOLDER";

        $searchBox = $("#quick-search-query");
		$searchBox.attr("placeholder", CUSTOM_PLACEHOLDER);
		$searchBox.closest("form").find("input[type='submit']").val(CUSTOM_PLACEHOLDER);

        $searchBox.data("quicksearch", {
            placeholder: $searchBox.attr("placeholder") || $searchBox.closest("form").find("input[type='submit']").val(),
            placeholded: true
        });

        if (!$.browser.safari) {
            $searchBox.val($searchBox.data("quicksearch").placeholder);
            $searchBox.addClass("placeholded");

            $searchBox.focus(function () {
                var $this = $(this);
                if ($this.data("quicksearch").placeholded) {
                    $this.data("quicksearch").placeholded = false;
                    $this.val("");
                    $this.removeClass("placeholded");
                }
            });

            $searchBox.blur(function () {
                var $this = $(this);
                if ($this.data("quicksearch").placeholder && (/^\s*$/).test($this.val())) {
                    $this.val($this.data("quicksearch").placeholder);
                    $this.data("quicksearch").placeholded = true;
                    $this.addClass("placeholded");
                }
            });
        } else {
            $searchBox.type = "search";
            $searchBox.attr("results", 10);
            $searchBox.attr("placeholder", $searchBox.data("quicksearch").placeholder);
            $searchBox.val("");
        }
    };
    AJS.applySearchPlaceholders();
});
</script>

Dont't forget to replace "YOUR PLACEHOLDER" with the text you want to display.

PS: Please stop asking the same question over and over again.

For Doc Theme specificially, you can change this by modifying the following in confluence-install/confluence/WEB-INF/classes/com/atlassian/confluence/setup/atlassian-bundled-plugins.zip/doctheme-x.x.x.jar/doctheme/i18n.properties:

doctheme.global.search.name = Search Confluence

For more details on how to edit files within JAR archives, please refer to this page.

For other themes that inherits from the default one, you can modify this particular line using this method:

quick.search.submit=Search
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David Simpson Community Champion Oct 28, 2011
This should Be straightforward with a bit of JavaScript, or you could create a partial language pack to do the same job.

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