jQuery function to toggle input value

In this example below you will see how to do a jQuery function to toggle input value with some HTML / CSS and Javascript

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  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en" >

  <meta charset="UTF-8">
  <title>jQuery function to toggle input value</title>
  <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/modernizr/2.8.3/modernizr.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/normalize/5.0.0/normalize.min.css">

      <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/style.css">



  <input type="search" value="Search" />
  <script src='http://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.1.3/jquery.min.js'></script>


    <script  src="js/index.js"></script>



/*Downloaded from https://www.codeseek.co/patrickkahl/jquery-function-to-toggle-input-value-BvqtD */
body {
  margin: 50px;
  text-align: center;

/*Downloaded from https://www.codeseek.co/patrickkahl/jquery-function-to-toggle-input-value-BvqtD */

  $.fn.ToggleInputValue = function(){
    return $(this).each(function(){
      var Input = $(this);
      var default_value = Input.val();

      Input.focus(function() {
        if(Input.val() == default_value) Input.val("");
        if(Input.val().length === 0) Input.val(default_value);

  /* ================================================== */

  $(window).load(function() {