Keyboard shortcut to search my selection in Safari??

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  1. yalag macrumors 65816

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    Keyboard shortcut to search my selection in Safari?? Is there a keyboard shortcut to just take my selection (of a word) and then search with google?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Right clicking and selecting Search with Google is not an option?
     
  3. yalag thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm used to using all keyboard shortcuts for everything. Is there a way?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Do you mean like this?
    Scap  2014-08-11 at 1.23.33 PM.PNG
    Unless I've installed something that I don't recall, I believe that functionality is built in. Since you have to use your mouse to select the text, what's so difficult about right-clicking at that point to select the search? It would be more cumbersome to select with a mouse, then switch to keyboard to find the shortcut.
     
  5. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    Not quite true, there are keyboard shortcuts for text selecting as shown here, which an avid keyboarder might choose to use.
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    But do those shortcuts work in a non-editable text document like on a webpage displayed in Safari?
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    So which shortcut gets your cursor to a line or word on a webpage without using the mouse at all?
     
  8. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I use the extension CustomSearch for exactly this feature. You can customize the usual Safari right click searches to whatever you want with this, but it also adds the ability to search from the KB like you want. Just select your text then hit option-f and you get the window in this screenshot then hit return and off you go with your Google search.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    The number pad can move the mouse cursor as shown here.
     
  10. yalag thread starter macrumors 65816

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    You are a hero.
     
  11. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Of course that is FAR less efficient and MUCH slower than using the mouse or trackpad. I understand using keyboard shortcuts when they are more efficient than using a mouse or trackpad, but there are clearly situations where a mouse or trackpad is a more effective approach.
     

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