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How can I perform a Google search without using the mouse?

I want to be able to:

  • type in the search term and start the search ( possible already since I use a browser search bar );
  • navigate through the results ( ideally also between pages );
  • open the result page ( bonus points for opening in a new window );
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up vote 6 down vote accepted

If you want a native solution, you could enable the Google Labs feature, Keyboard shortcuts.

Here are the shortcuts you wanted:

  • /: Puts the cursor in the search box.
  • J and K: Selects the next/previous result.
  • O or Enter: Opens the selected result.
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Almost there. Any idea why it does not apply to the localized ( i.e. google.ro search ) ? It works if I manually construct the URL but the preference is not applied if I just visit google.ro . –  Robert Munteanu Aug 19 '10 at 12:58
    
@Robert: no idea... I guess it's because it's an experimental feature. I would recommend bookmarking the URL that works for now until Google fix it. –  Senseful Aug 19 '10 at 13:08
    
404 error....... –  Santa Claus Feb 11 at 14:19

This is not from Google, but uses Google Search. Try Keyboardr

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Interesting, thanks. –  Robert Munteanu Aug 19 '10 at 7:01
    
Thanks... I think it will be very useful web-app... –  chanchal1987 Aug 19 '10 at 13:42

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