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Live search macro increase search box size


Is there a way to move the edit the size of the livesearch macro?
For example, making it bigger similar to the search box on google home page.

Thanks in advance! :)

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Actually this is possible, albeit through a workaround. You can modify every search box to be wider by adding some css to the Global CSS for confluence (via Admin area)

.plugin_livesearch_searchbox {
   width: 500px;

If you want to change the size of a searchbox on a specific page, you can use the HTML macro ( and input some javascript to change all the search boxes on a specific page.

<script type="text/javascript">

Hope this helps!

Hey Neal,

It works! Thanks so much..
Though, for the "specific page", I still have to try that. but thanks!

This doesn't work for me.  Is there something I have to change in the script for my specific page?

Looks like we have changed the class used to address the search box (did I really write this 3 years ago!?)

Try this instead:

Single Page (with HTML macro) 

<script type="text/javascript">


.plugin_livesearch_searchbox {
   width: 500px;

Works great but had to replace:




Unfortunately this doesn't work for me either.

If I use the HTML Macro it only shows the inserted code but does not apply it to the actual searchbar.

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks for your help!

It works for me, now.

The problem was, that confluence did not recognize &lt as <

The code I had to insert was:

<script type="text/javascript">


I used the following code in an HTML Macro and it works perfectly.

<script type="text/javascript">


Now I wanted to set it globally.


I used the CSS Format Template page in the admin center


My code is

.quick-search-query {
background-color: #3c72ae;


But it didn't work. I changed the name to "search-macro", "search-macro-query", "quick-search-query" and so on. Nothing did the job.


The sourcecode adresses "quick-search-query" like in my initial test. 


I cleared all caches in my browser. Still no effect. 


Any ideas?

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As far as I know, there is no way to modify the size of it.

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