Safari Google Search Shortcut

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by webmikey, Nov 24, 2006.

  1. webmikey

    webmikey Member

    Jul 4, 2005
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    I use Windows and Firefox at work and I've grown accustomed to using keyboard shortcuts in Firefox:
    - Ctrl + L to go to the location bar
    - Ctrl + T to create a new tab
    - So on...

    Luckily this translates well when I go home and browse with Safari EXCEPT for the Google search keyboard shortcut (Ctrl + K on Firefox).

    In Safari, the shortcut for Google search is Cmd + Shift + F by default and this three-fingered operation just irritated me to no end; until I finally decided to do something about it.

    You can easily re-assign a shortcut key for Safari Google Search in OS X:
    1) Open "Control Panel -> Keyboard & Mouse"
    2) Choose the "Keyboard Shorcuts" tab
    3) Click on the "+" icon to add a new shortcut
    4) Choose Safari as the Application you wish to assign a new shortcut for
    5) Type "Google Search..." in the "Menu Title" field
    6) Type Cmd+K as the Keyboard shortcut
    7) Restart the Safari application (if it's open)

    Voila! I can now access the Google Search box in Safari using the Cmd+K keys (consistent with Firefox). :cool:

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