I do not know if this autocomplete is part of jquery-ui (seems only part of doc)
adding default "selected" option to the autocomplete input box
This was fixed a while ago.
Selectgroup: Force focus to placeholder after opening, ready to recei…
…ve input for typeahead searches.
Closes #2, which references an issue in Chrom on windows. Not extensively tested, but no untoward behaviour observed in IE8 or FF8.