The search field with in Nova is limited. It would be nice to automatically expand the width at onclick.
For what it's worth, it's not limited at all, just functions different than XF1. The cog icon will drop the advanced search down.
I mean that the width is limited. It would be a nice touch if the search bar would expand similar to this:
Thank you, was thinking something else! Some changes are coming to the search function, so I can take this into consideration.
In 2.1.7 we've adjusted the search menu quite a bit. You'll be able to do this in the template extra.less going forward:

Code: .xb-search > input {
    width: 400px;
} .xb-search .menu--search {
    width: 100%;
    max-width: 400px;

This will enlarge the menu when you activate it.

Marking this as not implemented as it's not in the styles officially.

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