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Use Hotkey to start a Built-in or Custom Search

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It would be great to be able to start a web search from a hotkey. For example, rather than "cmd/space wiki xyz" or "cmd/space imdb zyx"I could just type "F1 xyz" or F2 "zyx".

 

This would be even more powerful if combined with the ability to remember the last typed parameter (q.v.)

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It would be great to be able to start a web search from a hotkey. For example, rather than "cmd/space wiki xyz" or "cmd/space imdb zyx"I could just type "F1 xyz" or F2 "zyx".

 

This would be even more powerful if combined with the ability to remember the last typed parameter (q.v.)

 

You can create a workflow that launches a default or custom web search from a hotkey. Here is an example I created, where (once you set it) your hotkey will allow you to launch a Google web search without prefixing it with "google":

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/5818788/Alfred/Hotkey%20to%20Google%20search.alfredworkflow

 

You can then modify it to launch a different web search or launch in a specific browser for example. :)

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