CMD+K search in Safari

  • July 19th, 2006

Firefox keyboard shortcuts are permanently etched into my head. Blame my many years of Windows usage for my dependancy on CTRL+K or CMD+K to focus on the search bar at the top right corner of my favorite browser. It would be only natural to restore the CMD+K search goodness.

  1. Open System Preferences > Keyboard & Mouse > Keyboard shortcuts
  2. Select the add button at the bottom left corner
  3. Select Safari from the applications drop down menu
  4. For menu title, enter “Google Search…” ( … = option + ; )
  5. Focus on the Keyboard Shortcut textbox and press CMD+K
  6. Select ‘Add’ and restart Safari

There’s no denying the convenience of CMD+K over the default CMD+Shift+L. Does anyone feel like an argument?

Check out a previous post on breathing new life into Safari for inspiration on adding additional functionality to Apple’s Safari browser.