extension ExtPose

Google Search Keyboard Shortcuts

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Adds keyboard shortcuts/hotkeys back to Google search results

Image from store Google Search Keyboard Shortcuts
Description from store 1.1.18 - Further restricted domains the extension will run on 1.1.17 - Added option to include a space at the end of search query when focusing the search box - Updated selectors 1.1.16 - Updated search box selector to accommodate Google search updates (now using textarea instead of input) 1.1.15 - Updated Google selectors. 1.1.14 - Fixed bug where first result would be skipped if auto focus first was not selected - Fixed array index out of bounds exception after last result - Added back navigation for footer links. Don't highlight footer links - Pulled addResultHighlight, findContainer back into their own methods - Removed focus/text property separation. Selector guarantees they'll always be the same - Style updates - Added safeguard to detect outdated selectors - Pulled all selectors out into their own properties 1.1.13 - Fix for issue #23. Updated Google selectors 1.1.12 - Fix for issue #19. Updated Google selectors 1.1.11 - Fix for issue #16. Updated Google selectors 1.1.10 - PR #15 - Updated selector to handle new search variation 1.1.9 - Don't wrap when arrow is prepended to search results - Bug Fix: Display marker when first result is automatically selected - Fix issue #8 - Only activate the first link for each result (don't focus "Translate" or other links) 1.1.8 - Updated simple selector styling 1.1.7 - Updated selectors to accommodate Google search updates 1.1.6 - Added support for news, books, and video search results. - Prevent hotkeys from triggering when modifier is active - Prevent hotkeys from triggering when using calculator 1.1.5 - Scroll to the selected search result if it's not fully visible - Added an option to automatically select the first search result 1.1.4 - Fix issue #4 - do not remove focus from *any* input elements (type=number, etc.). 1.1.3 - Fix issue #1 - do not remove focus from input elements 1.1.2 - Fixed issue navigating between results when "People also searched for" was displayed 1.1.1 - Don't activate search if a modifier key is used (i.e., CMD+C) - Remove selected result outline if another styling method is chosen - Focus footer navigation links after search results - Change "J/K" setting to "VIM Style" - option now causes "/" to focus the search box 1.1.0 - Added styling for active search result (option may be toggled on or off) - Allow search box activation to be disabled - Allow customization of navigation hotkeys (TABS, ARROWS, and J/K) - Self-documentation of shortcuts - all available shortcuts (and customization) is displayed on the options page - Updated icons - Fixed error where result navigation would not work properly if an Ad was displayed - Added support for Google Scholar 1.0.1 - Update manifest - allow all Google TLDs 1.0.0 - Initial Install

Latest reviews

  • (2023-04-16) iRokr: The "Focus the search box when any key is pressed" is no longer working for some reason :/ OLD review: This is amazing! Thanks so much for making this, Jacob! I hate google so much some times! I really need to learn to make chrome extensions.
  • (2023-03-25) Lo Axhamre: 100 % invaluable! 🙏
  • (2022-10-03) Marcus Widerberg: Broken. Does not work (atm): Down arrow jumps to section below search results - currently related searches, and highlights it (first related search). It does not move to next search result. So you have to go back up again.
  • (2022-09-29) Radley Sustaire: It's difficult to use google without this extension! Only problem is that it takes too long to register the hotkeys. I often press the down arrow to get the first result but it hasn't registered, so it scrolls the page down instead. Then when it does register it starts at the bottom of the page. A bit frustrating. Google Instant was quicker than that.
  • (2022-06-25) Armin Ghorbanian: Clashes with ctrl+tab (tab cycler) of my browser (Vivaldi).
  • (2022-04-07) Alex Spies: Broken on edge atm, but loved it when it was working :)
  • (2022-01-30) Muzaffer Barut: Could you please add the next page shortcuts on google search results?
  • (2022-01-22) Torben Keller: I love it! Especially the "Add additional styling to the selected search result" option is just awesome! The only thing that would make it perfect is the scrolling behaviour. When I tab through the results and the next result is below the viewport, the next selected result sticks to the bottom of the viewport which makes it a bit hard to read the result. It would be awesome if you could always see the next result so it scrolls already when switching from the second last to the last result in the viewport
  • (2022-01-09) Martin Roa Villescas: If it is not too much effort, would it be possible to port this extension to duckduckgo?
  • (2021-11-03) Nn Ib.B: great extension but lacks only shortcuts to go to images, videos, all tabs in google search
  • (2021-10-20) Federico Cucinotta: Very handy extension, I really like using it. Only thing is that it sometimes skips some results and goes directly to related searches. Some other parts are also a bit buggy. Let me know if you want me to email you with my observations!
  • (2021-10-01) Ilya Mur: Really good app. It is actually woking.
  • (2021-05-04) Some Dude: Is there a way to include the search query corrections google offers in the selected results' shortcuts? EDIT: Stopped working today all of a sudden. EDIT 2: Started working again :D
  • (2021-04-16) G R: Perfect!! Works! в отличие от всех остальных.. Спасибо за саппорт решения! Ctrl+Enter в соседней вкладке. Осталось теперь найти как переключаться на эти новые открытые вкладки только клавой..
  • (2021-04-15) yf Zhang: Cannot use now. SAD.
  • (2021-04-14) Bruce 'Batman' Wayne: Hey mate. It's me once again. The extension broke down once again. Probably due to google making certain changes to their website. It now only works partially only on some searches. Kindly fix this issue if possible. Once again, really grateful for this extension :)
  • (2021-04-14) Burak Kakillioglu: great tool! thanks.
  • (2021-02-01) Michał Olejniczak: Very useful extension. Thanks a lot!
  • (2021-01-30) Jun: it's very useful & simple.
  • (2021-01-19) Caleb Young: Seems like a great feature but what are the keyboard shortcuts? It can scroll through images with the arrow keys but that's it.
  • (2021-01-13) Derrick Hwechul Cho (Derrick): As of Jan 13, Extension stopped working.
  • (2021-01-07) M: すごく便利です。いつもありがとうございます。
  • (2020-12-23) Vinayak Mhetre: Power of keyboard with power of Google.
  • (2020-12-04) Johann Schnettker (CobblePVP): I try to do most of my work, just using the keyboard, this brings me a bit closer to actually achieving that! thanks for this awesome extension!
  • (2020-12-02) Sungjoon Cho: I don't know when it have occurred in my browser, pushing the 'down arrow key' make the page going bottom of the page.
  • (2020-10-02) Sergey Tselovalnikov: Potentially, due to a change on the Google's side, the extension stopped working.
  • (2020-10-01) I also find this extension vital to my workflow. But like "Bruce 'Batman' Wayne", the tab/arrow/j/k scrolling functionality broke today. I'm guessing because google pushed an update. Sounds like they've done updates that have broken this extension functionality in the past, so hopefully not too difficult a fix.
  • (2020-10-01) Bruce 'Batman' Wayne: Hi. The extension is a life saver for me. Thank you so much. HOWEVER, the tab button to navigate through the page is not working anymore. I'm too dependent on this extension and it is affecting my workflow. Please fix it Mr.Jacob as soon as possible. Thank you once again :)
  • (2020-09-03) Bip901: Fairly customizable with several options, and it simply works. EDIT 3/9/2020: This just became unusable, the extension highlights the second "o" in Gooooogle (again, after the 2018 fix). This scrolls down to the bottom of the Google search page.
  • (2020-08-27) Cindy Cindy: I use it everywhere. Great extension!
  • (2020-06-27) Guy Fox: can't search images or videos
  • (2020-06-24) Joao Gustavo: Excelent extension! Can you do the same for Youtube search page too ? It would be amazing, great job!
  • (2020-02-29) Hasnain A. Zia: Excellent. Can even modify original search query by simply typing on the search results page. Thank you!
  • (2019-10-11) Gabriel Potvin: Super underrated. Thanks for this; I install it on every computer I work with.
  • (2019-08-05) awesome! I actually get sore hands from holding a mouse too long, but the keyboard never gives me any problems so this is perfect!
  • (2019-07-11) Abhilash V R: I love this extension, it makes everything so much easier. Thank you so much! I have one suggestion : if a shortcut can be added to switch to the "Images" tab of the results, then it'd be awesome.
  • (2019-06-08) Marcin Pazowski: I'm using it only 2 minutes but it's really great. TIP: You can add instructions with keys this extensions use. I know that I can find it in options but I am not sure that everyone know about that.
  • (2019-03-27) helpful extension!
  • (2019-01-11) Edwin Shepherd: Google should just make this part of search
  • (2018-12-04) Benedikt Straßner: This would be perfect with an option to skip the "Translate this page" links (and maybe the indented "subpages" when searching for a big site too). I use those so rarely that I would rather switch to the mouse when I need them than navigate past them all the time. Edit: Translate links are now skipped. Developer listens to feedback, awesome!
  • (2018-12-03) Ohad Navon: This is absolutely brilliant! Can't believe Google hasn't implemented it
  • (2018-11-18) Shiv Rathe: Super Useful extension. Thanks!
  • (2018-11-15) Karl Erik Steinbakk: Super!! :-)
  • (2018-10-23) Seokwoo Jung: Thank you for good extension. However, I want to skip "Translate this page" while navigating. Is it possible?
  • (2018-10-19) Mladen Petrovic: Something weird happens sometimes and i am not able to use control + tab on mac to shift through chrome tabs. I don't have any other extension that edits google search results.
  • (2018-10-18) AOT: This is very helpful to navigate through the search results! Thanks.
  • (2018-10-16) Eti Dix: Awesome! It's been a while I've been looking for it ! Thx a lot !!!
  • (2018-10-11) lalablah: I like jk bindings.. Thank you!
  • (2018-10-06) M D: This extension would be perfect if they added one more function [Space] to open the search result and [Shift + Space] to open the search result in a new tab
  • (2018-10-02) greeven ilVec: Using it for ages. Just wanted to report a bug: the arrow left to the search results when going through them with the up and down arrow keys aren't showing up except for image results. Can you fix it? Chrome Version: 69.0.3497.100 Plugin just installed.

Latest issues

  • (2023-02-17, v:1.1.15) Günther Bosch: Share on Github?
    Hi, thanks for the great extension. Question: Would you consider sharing the code on Github? So others could assist in fixing and adding new features? I'd like to add support for duckduckgo, bing and (maybe) amazon
  • (2022-08-22, v:1.1.15) Bara Vlad: It stopped working
    The "next result; previous result" keys (either tabs or arrows) stopped working (Chrome), they don't select the results anymore. They either work as a normal 'chrome tab press' (not the one the extension is supposed to do) or just lock the page in one place without selecting any result. I loved this extension, I hope you can fix it! Thank you very much !!!
  • (2022-03-30, v:1.1.15) Roey Kelner: Doesn't work for with (Edge)
    It simply moves the focus to the page number choice instead of the search result
  • (2021-10-12, v:1.1.15) Darman: Extension not working together with Privacy Badger
    Hello I also have the Extension "Privacy Badger" installed (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/privacy-badger/pkehgijcmpdhfbdbbnkijodmdjhbjlgp). Selecting the search results no longer works correctly. After searching it selects the first result, however, after pressing the arrow down keys it will instead select the google results pages instead at the bottom of the page. Would be nice if this could be fixed.
  • (2021-04-15, v:1.1.13) Pasquale Convertini: Arrow keys suddenly not working anymore
    I used the extension to move around the google search results using either arrow keys or tab. But it suddenly decided to stop. I see the extension is greyed out when I'm on google sites. Is it normal? The problem appears both on Brave 1.20 and Chrome 87. Updated both to the latest version (Brave 1.22 and Chrome 90) but the problem still persists. Could you please have a look? Thanks!
  • (2021-03-05, v:1.1.13) Francesco Paduano: site access too broad?
    Thank you for building this extension! Exactly what I was looking for 🙏 I noticed that the site access is whitelisted for websites matching the url in the form *://*.google.com/*. This will include also google.com websites that this extension should not have access to, such as "mail.google.com" Would it be possible to have a more conservative whitelist?
  • (2021-01-15, v:1.1.12) Darman: Selects Google Search Pages instead of Search Results
    Chrome Version 87.0.4280.141 (Official Build) (64-bit) "Automatically select first search result" jumps to the bottom of the page and selects the button for "search result page 2" instead of selecting the search results themselves.
  • (2021-01-15, v:1.1.12) Artur “R2R” Stępniak: only pages can be selected
    hi I've been using your extension for some time already and I love it! As of today, however, only page numbers can be selected. I use Brave though I don't think that it has any influence. Probably something changed on Google side
  • (2021-01-12, v:1.1.12) Marion Slogar: Finding short cuts
    I have made a short cut using the shortcut ! on the home page of my computer. There are others there, face book, banks. How do I put the short cut on the screen or just find where it i stored?
  • (2020-12-11, v:1.1.12) Duc H. Bui: Please roll back to previous behavior
    The extension now displays "Press / to jump to the search box" every time I try to search a new term. This breaks my flow because now I have to press "/" button rather than just type in the new term. Is there any way to roll back to previous behavior or an option to turn the extra "/" key off? Thanks!
  • (2020-09-20, v:1.1.9) Oliver Marco van Komen: Safari extension
    Hey there! I was wondering if you will port this great extension which I use on the daily to Safari? It would be amazing!
  • (2020-08-20, v:1.1.9) Mateusz Kmiec: What shortcuts are supported, does any short manual exists on the extension functionality?
    Hi, I can find list of supported shortcuts anywhere. I would expect a short user manual for new users. Searching through the questions gave me some hints but for now I just figured that if I start typing on search results it will focus me on search box.
  • (2020-06-03, v:1.1.9) Christian Abele: Flip through search results instead of gooooogle results pages
    As of today, using the up and down keys after a search lead to flipping through the gooooogle results pages at the bottom of the first results page instead of the individual search result links. Anyone else experience this issue? Feedback on how to go back to flipping through results links would be appreciated!
  • (2020-05-18, v:1.1.9) Federico Cucinotta: Remember selected link after having visited website.
    After having visited a website through the extension and go back to the search results, and press TAB to keep navigating, the extension always goes back to the first result. That means that I have to go down again and again the whole time to visit the next link, which is kind of annoying. It would be better if the extension remembered the link you just visited so that when you come back the highlighted link is the one you just were so that when you press TAB you go directly to the next one.
  • (2020-02-23, v:1.1.9) Duc H. Bui: Blue arrow overlaps with text
    The extension worked really well until last week. Now the blue arrow overlaps with the text on each result entry. Could you please take a look? Thanks!
  • (2019-12-11, v:1.1.9) Radley Sustaire: Fix focusing links which changing length of text (from the arrow indicator) and preventing normal text wrapping
    When a link is focused by the right-pointing triangle appears which makes the text slightly longer. It causes some lines to wrap which makes the link change size. It's pretty annoying, so I finally bothered to fix it myself using some custom css. This code puts the triangle to the left of the text and is positioned absolutely, so it won't affect the flow: #res a::before { position: absolute; right: 100%; line-height: 2; } I also fixed a problem where when you click a link the text does not wrap anymore. This means if a google result has 2-3 lines and you click, it becomes one line. That's really annoying because sometimes it doesn't click the link. #res a h3 { white-space: normal; } I'm not sure if these two problems are from this plugin but I imagine so. Couple easy CSS improvements should fix it.
  • (2019-03-29, v:1.1.9) Takuya Matsuyama: Stopped working from 73.0.3683.86
    Arrow keys are working fine but can't navigate with return key. Thanks for the great extension!
  • (2018-10-26, v:1.1.8) ydyote: Bug - selecting translation links
    Plugin ver. 1.1.8 Hello, you plugin is awesome but I have a little problem. Last time by default the current result selection was skipping the translation links. Now it selects it. I'm including html snippet and marking wrong html tag which should not be selected (at least by default) Thanks for everything, and more thanks if you will fix it, have a nice life. <div class="r"> <a href="https://support.google.com/docs/answer/179738?co=dasgsdgweg.Platform%3DDesktop&amp;hl=en" ping="/url?sa=t&amp;source=web&amp;rct=j&amp;url=https://support.google.com/docs/answer/179738%3Fco%3Ddasgsdgweg.Platform%253DDesktop%26hl%3Den&amp;ved=2ahUKEwjzhLuUxqPeAhUsh6YKHTg5DJQQFjANegQIAxAB"> <h3 class="LC20lb">Keyboard shortcuts for Google Docs - Computer - Docs Editors Help</h3> <br> <div style="display:inline-block" class="TbwUpd"><cite class="iUh30">https://support.google.com/docs/answer/179738?co=dasgsdgweg...</cite></div> </a> <span> <div class="action-menu ab_ctl"> <a class="GHDvEf ab_button" href="#" id="am-b13" aria-label="xxxxx" aria-expanded="false" aria-haspopup="true" role="button" jsaction="m.tdd;keydown:m.hbke;keypress:m.mskpe" data-ved="2ahUKEwjzhLuUxqPeAhUsh6YKHTg5DJQQ7B0wDXoECAMQAg"><span class="mn-dwn-arw"></span></a> <div class="action-menu-panel ab_dropdown" role="menu" tabindex="-1" jsaction="keydown:m.hdke;mouseover:m.hdhne;mouseout:m.hdhue" data-ved="2ahUKEwjzhLuUxqPeAhUsh6YKHTg5DJQQqR8wDXoECAMQAw"> <ol> <li class="action-menu-item ab_dropdownitem" role="menuitem"><a class="fl" href="https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:FWsIOK7TdjYJ:https://support.google.com/docs/answer/179738%3Fco%3Ddasgsdgweg.Platform%253DDesktop%26hl%3Den+&amp;cd=14&amp;hl=xxxxx&amp;ct=clnk&amp;gl=xxxxx" ping="/url?sa=t&amp;source=web&amp;rct=j&amp;url=https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search%3Fq%3Dcache:FWsIOK7TdjYJ:https://support.google.com/docs/answer/179738%253Fco%253Ddasgsdgweg.Platform%25253DDesktop%2526hl%253Den%2B%26cd%3D14%26hl%3Dsk%26ct%3Dclnk%26gl%3Dsk&amp;ved=2ahUKEwjzhLuUxqPeAhUsh6YKHTg5DJQQIDANegQIAxAE">V&nbsp;pamäti</a></li> <li class="action-menu-item ab_dropdownitem" role="menuitem"><a class="fl" href="/search?q=related:https://support.google.com/docs/answer/179738%3Fco%3Ddasgsdgweg.Platform%253DDesktop%26hl%3Den+Google+Search+Keyboard+Shortcuts&amp;tbo=1&amp;sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwjzhLuUxqPeAhUsh6YKHTg5DJQQHzANegQIAxAF">xxxxx</a></li> </ol> </div> </div> </span> <a class="fl" href="https://translate.google.xxxxx/translate?hl=xxxxx&amp;sl=en&amp;u=https://support.google.com/docs/answer/179738%3Fco%3Ddasgsdgweg.Platform%253DDesktop%26hl%3Den&amp;prev=search" ping="/url?sa=t&amp;source=web&amp;rct=j&amp;url=https://translate.google.xxxxx/translate%3Fhl%3Dxxxxx%3Den%26u%3Dhttps://support.google.com/docs/answer/179738%253Fco%253Ddasgsdgweg.Platform%25253DDesktop%2526hl%253Den%26prev%3Dsearch&amp;ved=2ahUKEwjzhLuUxqPeAhUsh6YKHTg5DJQQ7gEwDXoECAMQBw">Translate this webpage !!!THIS SHOULD NOT BE SELECTED by the plugin!!!</a> </div>
  • (2018-10-02, v:1.1.7) Desmond Weindorf: Has stopped working
    Has stopped working (as others have mentioned)
  • (2018-10-01, v:1.1.7) Travis Howse: Doesn't work in Chrome 69.0.3497.100 (Official Build) (64-bit)
    This addon stopped working recently. I'm running Chrome 69.0.3497.100 (Official Build) (64-bit) on Windows 10.
  • (2018-10-01, v:1.1.7) Alex Boysen: Seems to be working...
    ...as of today!
  • (2018-10-01, v:1.1.7) Levent GÜMÜŞSOY: Not Working
    extension is no longer working. may be related to latest version
  • (2018-09-25, v:1.1.7) Extension not working
    Hi, similar case with extension not working after update, I assume with "..and I pushed a fix this morning." you mean the fix is updated automatically? Anything I should do on my end, I have reinstalled with no luck. Thanks.
  • (2018-09-22, v:1.1.7) Rick Terry: Not working on Mac with latest Chrome update
    Hi, currently not fully working on Mac with the latest chrome update. Specifically search result navigation - the arrows don't appear next to normal links, only seem to show up next to the image results and sub-links
  • (2018-09-13, v:1.1.6) Filipe Giusti: Open source?
    Hi, is this extension open source? It stopped working recently.
  • (2018-08-31, v:1.1.6) Klas Mellbourn: navigates to o at bottom of page
    Tab now navigates to the 'o' in google at the bottom of the page.


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4.6169 (154 votes)
Last update / version
2023-10-04 / 1.1.18
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