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in wikipedia [Alt]+[f] gives the search box the focus; is there a keyboard shortcut like this for Bing or Google? RRS feed

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  • in wikipedia [Alt]+[f] gives the search box the focus; is there a keyboard shortcut like this for Bing or Google?
    Tuesday, December 9, 2014 7:47 PM

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  • Hi,

    web developers program the 'accesskey' into their web pages.

    bing

    <input name="q" title="Enter your search term" class="b_searchbox" id="sb_form_q" spellcheck="false" type="search" maxlength="1000" value="" autocomplete="off" autocorrect="off" autocapitalize="off"/>

    No access key

    google

    <input name="q" title="yInej" class="gsfi lst-d-f" id="lst-ib" role="combobox" aria-haspopup="false" style='background: url("data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAID/AMDAwAAAACH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAICRAEAOw%3D%3D"); margin: 0px; padding: 0px 1px; border: currentColor; border-image: none; left: 0px; width: 100%; height: auto; ; z-index: 6;' dir="ltr" spellcheck="false" aria-autocomplete="both" type="text" maxlength="2048" value="" autocomplete="off"/>

    No access key

    wikipedia

    <input name="search" id="searchInput" accesskey="F" autofocus="autofocus" dir="auto" type="search" size="20" list="suggestions" autocomplete="off" results="10"/>

    accesskey F

    On web pages that don't have access keys programmed into them press the 'tab' key until the web page search box receives focus.

    From any web browser ctrl+E on any web page will bring focus to the Address bar or Search Box from which you can type in your search terms.

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    Rob^_^

    • Proposed as answer by Fahadking07 Wednesday, December 10, 2014 12:58 PM
    • Marked as answer by Michael_LSModerator Wednesday, December 17, 2014 9:26 AM
    Tuesday, December 9, 2014 10:37 PM

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  • Within both Bing and Google (at least on my machine in IE 11 and Firefox 33) the search box is always essentially in focus, even when the cursor isn't flashing in there. Simply start typing in either search engine (obviously with the browser itself in focus) and it will start putting the test into the search box.

    Tuesday, December 9, 2014 9:33 PM
  • Hi,

    web developers program the 'accesskey' into their web pages.

    bing

    <input name="q" title="Enter your search term" class="b_searchbox" id="sb_form_q" spellcheck="false" type="search" maxlength="1000" value="" autocomplete="off" autocorrect="off" autocapitalize="off"/>

    No access key

    google

    <input name="q" title="yInej" class="gsfi lst-d-f" id="lst-ib" role="combobox" aria-haspopup="false" style='background: url("data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAID/AMDAwAAAACH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAICRAEAOw%3D%3D"); margin: 0px; padding: 0px 1px; border: currentColor; border-image: none; left: 0px; width: 100%; height: auto; ; z-index: 6;' dir="ltr" spellcheck="false" aria-autocomplete="both" type="text" maxlength="2048" value="" autocomplete="off"/>

    No access key

    wikipedia

    <input name="search" id="searchInput" accesskey="F" autofocus="autofocus" dir="auto" type="search" size="20" list="suggestions" autocomplete="off" results="10"/>

    accesskey F

    On web pages that don't have access keys programmed into them press the 'tab' key until the web page search box receives focus.

    From any web browser ctrl+E on any web page will bring focus to the Address bar or Search Box from which you can type in your search terms.

    Questions regarding Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 and Internet Explorer 11 for the IT Pro Audience. Topics covered are: Installation, Deployment, Configuration, Security, Group Policy, Management questions. If you are a consumer looking for answers or to raise a question, it's highly recommended you head on over to http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us


    Rob^_^

    • Proposed as answer by Fahadking07 Wednesday, December 10, 2014 12:58 PM
    • Marked as answer by Michael_LSModerator Wednesday, December 17, 2014 9:26 AM
    Tuesday, December 9, 2014 10:37 PM
  • in wikipedia [Alt]+[f] gives the search box the focus; is there a keyboard shortcut like this for Bing or Google?

    To supplement both replies, if either is your default search provider and enabled for search from the Address bar:  press Ctrl-e, Enter.   But why not start your query in the Address bar?  Note that you can change your search provider from the default (or current one--probably even including Wikipedia) by pressing CursorUp, CursorRight (for example), Enter and be able to do the same thing with a different one.

    FYI



    Robert Aldwinckle
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    Wednesday, December 10, 2014 1:55 PM
    Answerer
  • Hello asmacarthur,

    I agree with MVP IECustomizer.

    If we check the search form code of the bing, google and Wikipedia,  we could not find the accesskey.

    We could use the F12 developer tool to check the code.
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ie/gg589512(v=vs.85).aspx

    Best regards,
    Fangzhou CHEN


    Fangzhou CHEN
    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, December 11, 2014 8:10 AM
    Moderator