Keyboard shortcuts are powerful tools for the speech interface because they work across all programs and they can be combined — you can say several keyboard shortcuts in one phrase to speed things up.
This is why we encourage all software makers to make all features available via keyboard shortcuts.
Google is experimenting with adding keyboard shortcuts to search results. Here are the experimental keyboard shortcuts:
|Letter J||Selects next result|
|Letter K||Selects previous result|
|Enter (or Letter O)||Opens selected result|
|Slash||Moves cursor to search box|
|Escape||Moves cursor to results|
And here’s how to speed things up further with Utter Command combinations:
|Letter J Â· Enter||Opens next result|
|Letter K Â· Enter||Opens previous result|
|J Times 1-100||Moves down 1-100 and selects result|
|K Times 1-100||Moves up 1-100 and selects result|
|J Times 1-100 Â· Enter||Moves down 1-100 and opens result|
|K Times 1-100 Â· Enter||Moves up 1-100 and opens result|
|Escape Â· Enter||Moves cursor to results and opens|
To try these out
1. Go to the Google experimental page www.google.com/experimental/
2. Under the Keyboard Shortcuts heading click “Join Experiment”
3. Go to regular Google search www.google.com or Advanced Google search www.google.com/advanced_search?hl=en, type a query, then try the shortcuts on the results.
As long as you’re logged in you’ll be able to use these shortcuts in the regular and advanced Google search pages.