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I have moved the search area div to be inside the suiteBarRight, as follow inside my seatle.master:-

<div id="suiteBarRight">
<SharePoint:AjaxDelta runat="server" id="DeltaSuiteBarRight" CssClass="ms-core-deltaSuiteBarRight" BlockElement="true">
<div id="welcomeMenuBox" style="text-align:right">
  <wssuc:Welcome id="IdWelcome" runat="server" EnableViewState="false" />
//---here is the code ---//
<p style="background-color:white;background:white;color:white !important">
<SharePoint:AjaxDelta id="DeltaPlaceHolderSearchArea" BlockElement="true" CssClass="ms-mpSearchBox ms-floatRight" runat="server">
  <asp:ContentPlaceHolder id="PlaceHolderSearchArea" runat="server">
<div id="searchInputBox">
<SharePoint:DelegateControl runat="server" ControlId="SmallSearchInputBox" />

But since the background colour for the Right suite bar is blue so the search become shown in the below picture:-

enter image description here

Although in the above master page I tried to set the background colour to be white but it did not show any effect? Any idea how I can solve this layout problem ?

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up vote 2 down vote accepted


Try #SearchBox { background-color: white; }

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thanks a lot work fine. – john G Sep 4 '13 at 13:37

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