is this done through the rich:componentControl tag? I can't seem to find an example anywhere.
Add this code to your page, replace id with your rich:select id,
You can modify your code as per your requirements-
window.onload = setNewValue;
That doesn't help too much. I could have multiple elements on one page and I need to set each one based off a value from within a bean. The rich:select is located within an enhancedDataTable which is generated dynamically. Any reason the value attribute was omitted?
inplaceSelect has a value attribute but it unfortunately doesnt allow you to type anything into it.