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Google Search with Keyboard Shortcuts

2008-12-10 20:31:15

I love keyboard shortcuts. And the one feature I always wanted was to have a shortcut to make the cursor hit the search box. Well, turns out Google Experimental Search has this great Keyboard Shortcuts feature. I've been using it a while, and I like it. The only problem is that the shortcut key provided, '/' interferes with inline search, but F3 gives you inline search anyway.

The file attached is a file that contains a search plugin for Firefox that defaults to using the Google Keyboard Shortcuts thing. I needed this because it seemed like the damn thing just wouldn't hold. Putting it here for later.

To get it working put it in the ~/.mozilla/*.default/searchplugins/ sub-directory.