When arriving at circulation-home.pl, the cursor is not automatically placed in the upper menu bar (which defaults to Check Out), as it does on /circ/circulation.pl or other pages. This necessitates that the staff member clicks in the field to scan in a patron barcode, adding an extra step to the procedure. Since this is the only search box on page, it makes sense to default here for a smoother workflow.
This behaviour was found on Firefox 3.5, and confirmed on Chrome.
Created attachment 2618 [details] [review]
patch for bug 5125
Fix was described by Owen Leonard over IRC chat
Pushed, please test