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 );

2 Answers 2


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.
  • 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 . Aug 19, 2010 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, 2010 at 13:08
  • 404 error.......
    – user45607
    Feb 11, 2014 at 14:19

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


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