Textbox Focus with Greasemonkey and Javascript

I use IMDB at work a lot, and finally got tired of having to manually click the search box every time I went back to that tab to perform a query. So with a little searching and tweaking, I came up with a Greasemonkey script that not only gives focus to the main search box, but returns focus to it when I hit the ESC key.  Here’s the code for those interested:

function focusFirst() {
function focusKey(ev) {
    if (ev.keyCode == 27)
    // 27 is the keycode for esc
document.addEventListener("keyup", focusKey, false);
window.addEventListener('load', focusFirst, false);

I’m sure it can be done differently, and more efficiently, so constructive criticism is welcome.


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