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Yahoo! Search Shortcuts


By hagrin - Posted on 05 August 2006

Today's very cool idea is brought to you by Yahoo!. They have introduced new shortcuts into their search engine that allows users to really increase their searching power. so what can you do now?

You can create your own shortcuts to:

  • Instantly navigate to any URL on the Internet
  • Easily recall common searches on Yahoo!
  • Quickly search favorite sites
  • Jump start frequently used Internet applications

We already developed a few Open Shortcuts to demonstrate how you might use them:

  • Navigation example, type: !my to navigate to "http://my.yahoo.com"
  • Common Searches example, type: !wsf to search "weather san francisco" on Yahoo!
  • Search example, type: !wiki rozier to search for "rozier" on Wikipedia
  • Application example, type: !mail bill@yahoo.com to compose a Y! Mail to "bill@yahoo.com"

I love the new functionality - too bad I never use Yahoo! to search. I might have to start though especially since they are really offering features Google can't match currently.