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Author Topic: Keyboard Navigation for Google  (Read 2927 times)

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Keyboard Navigation for Google
« on: December 12, 2007, 12:28:34 PM »
There is a pretty cool experimental feature for Google search enabling keyboard navigation. To enable this in Opera's search term, Preferences > Search > Google > Edit and change the URL to (note &esrch=BetaShortcuts is all I've added):

http://www.google.com/search?q=%s&sourceid=opera&num=%i&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&esrch=BetaShortcuts

Then after doing a "g searchterm", you use:

Key Action
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J Selects the next result.
K Selects the previous result.
O Opens the selected result.
<Enter> Opens the selected result.
/ Puts the cursor in the search box.
<Esc> Removes the cursor from the search box.

I normally use Opera excellent spatial navigation and fast-forward and back, but this is a nice addition. You can make this change in Firefox at least though I've forgotten how.

Test it here...
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« Last Edit: December 12, 2007, 12:53:12 PM by nontroppo »

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Re: Keyboard Navigation for Google
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2007, 12:38:25 PM »
And if you want the Alternate views enhancement, add &esrch=RefinementBarTopViewTabs to the search URL.

http://www.google.co...nementBarTopViewTabs
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Re: Keyboard Navigation for Google
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2007, 12:57:20 PM »
By the way, for Opera users not wanting to use the Google-specific keyboard options here are the analagous functions in the default keymap:

Key           Action
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Shift+Down    Selects the next result.
Shift+Up      Selects the previous result.
<Enter>       Opens the selected result.
Tab           Puts the cursor in the search box.
<Esc>         Removes the cursor from the search box.
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Re: Keyboard Navigation for Google
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2007, 07:18:23 PM »
Neat work. On Firefox, I use <a href="http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/6575">Google Ctrl+Arrow</a>, which loads as a Greasemonkey script. Haven't tried it on Opera.