Shortcuts for Google Instant Search

Jump to: In Search Box, In Search Results

1. In Search Box

az in Search Box

Type search term, Instant Search updates as you type

enter in Search Box

Jump from Search Box to Search Results (arrow icon left to first result appears)

arrow up / arrow down

Choose Suggestions in Dropdown Selection List

az in Selection List

Continue typing to update Search Results

enter in Selection List

Update Search Result and jump to Search Results

arrow right in Search Selection List

Open first result ('I'm feeling luck' feature)

2. In Search Results

escape or az

Return to search box. Instead escape, you can also just continue typing

arrow down / arrow up

Jump to next / jump to previous search result (arrow icon moves to next result). arrow up on first result returns focus to Search Box.

enter in search result

Open result page

shift+enter in search result

Open result in new browser window


Open result in new background tab


Open result in new foreground tab

option+enter in search result

Download result

Created by admin on 8/1/2010. Last updated by admin on 6/6/2013


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