I customized My Sites to look like regular SharePoint 2010 sites so that when the ribbon is not active the logo/header of a company is visible AND I added the placeholder for the search barin that area as well.
Now the search bar shows up without any problem but I can't seem to make the Scope Dropdown appear next to it...under Search Setting in Site Settings I changed the dropdown to 'Show Scope Dropdown' and link to my search center site which is in another site collection. From what I know this sould be enough to make the scope dropdown be visible but it is not working.
Any ideas why its not visible? I need to either make the scope dropdown visible or make the default search scope 'All Sites' rather than 'This Site'.
Thanks for any help!