Posts Tagged ‘Web Browsing’

Googling without Google

16 Jul 2008

Ron DuPlain showed me today that I can just type “go” and then my search term into the URL bar at the top of my browser!! This is so much easier than clicking through to http://google.com, typing the search term into the box, and then clicking the button to search. (He was surprised I didn’t already know how to do this… “don’t you read Espressomind?” he said. Sure, I read it, but I guess I didn’t understand how tremendously useful all those details in “Customize your Firefox Location bar” would be.)

A little bit of really easy setup is required:

  • Go to http://google.com
  • Right click on the search box
  • Navigate down to “Add a Keyword for this Search”
  • Set the name to whatever you want
  • Set the keyword to something simple, like I did – “go” for Google

This is going to save me tons of keystrokes every day. What am I going to do with all that extra time? My goodness, the possibilities are endless.

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