Be A Search Engine Keyboard Ninja With DuckDuckGo

Be A Search Engine Keyboard Ninja With DuckDuckGo

Search engine DuckDuckGo allows you to pound through results through keyboard shortcuts. It aims to be a competitor to Google, providing a host of additional features the search engine giant is missing, like “zero-click info” and keeping your searches anonymous.

You can use the arrow or letter keys to go through DuckDuckGo search results. Shortcuts ‘↓’ or ‘j’ will go to next result, while hitting ‘enter’ or ‘l’ will send you to the page. For the full list of keyboard shortcuts, check them out here. Aside from keyboard shortcuts, DuckDuckGo also offers “zero-click info”, which displays quick snippets of information related to your search term at the top of your results, saving time and without storing your information.

DuckDuckGo also does a variety of neat tricks, like generating random passwords and detecting IP addresses. It recognises other things like ISBNs and tracking numbers as well, along with standard calculations and conversions.

Besides being able to highlight text effortlessly and navigate Google’s experimental search via keyboard shortcuts, keyboard ninjas will rejoice for this nice search engine alternative that isn’t in experimental stages.

DuckDuckGo [via One Thing Well]

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