When I use “this.editor.obj.select();” on some pages it does not work and on other it does. The intent is to immediately select the entire text box of the element. Ideas? tia.

Could you please, share with the using code including the grid initialization from the pages where the method doesn’t work for you.
The following code allows to set the focus on the opening the editor of a cell:

mygrid.attachEvent("onEditCell", function(stage,rId,cInd,nValue,oValue){ if (stage==1 && this.editor && this.editor.obj){ this.editor.obj.select(); } return true; });