Currently Being ModeratedJul 24, 2011 4:16 PM (in response to bluetangerines)
I just stumbled upon the same problem.
I loved having a single shortcut for a new search on Google opening in a new Tab.
The funny thing is that CMD + Shift + L still works in other applications (like grabbing a word out of TextEdit or a PDF in Preview)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2011 9:18 AM (in response to bluetangerines)
Ran into that as well.
Go to system preferences > keyboard > keyboard Shortcuts.
- Click the + sign to create a new shortcut
- select Safari from the Application dropdown
- Menu title: type the following operation: Search with Google (mind the capitals)
- Keyboard shortcut: type your favorite shortcut (cmd-shift-L)
This forces the shortcut down upon Safari.
edit: hm, Work around does not seem to be stable
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2011 9:17 AM (in response to Roffelen)
I tried that yesterday, with a different name.
Now with the exact name, even restarted Safari... but it doesn't work
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2011 3:29 PM (in response to Inofaith)
Similar problem I've found but fixed. I have a broken arm and it's difficult to hold down cmd and click or do the shortcut (which doesn't work anymore), so I found a workaround based on http://rentzsch.tumblr.com/post/5794765921/search-with-google-using-chrome
It will take less than a minute to implement.
Open Automater -> Choose Service -> Find 'Run Shell Script' action and drag to workflow window -> Choose '/usr/bin/ruby' from Shell drop down menu -> type the following
Then save it with a title like "Search With Google (New Window)" and you are done. Then rather than using the shortcut, just right click the highlighted text you want to search and you can use this new service.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2011 2:30 AM (in response to bluetangerines)
1. Open System Preferences.
2. Click on Keyboard.
3. Click on Keyboard Shortcuts.
4. Click the “+” to add a new shortcut (you first go to Application Shortcuts).
5. Choose “Safari” from the Application menu.
6. Type “Google Search...” (without the quotes) into the Menu Title field. Those three dots at the end are an ellipsis, you should type Option-semicolon (not three periods).
7. Press command+shift+L in the Keyboard Shortcut field.
8. Click “Add”.
9. Close and reopen Safari.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2011 6:43 AM (in response to amslages)
Thanks, but this is not the shortcut we're looking for. This just moves the cursor to Google search field in the toolbar. The missing shortcut we're looking for lets you highlight a word on a webpage and then command+shift+L will search for that word/phrase/etc in google in a new tab/window.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2011 8:11 AM (in response to bluetangerines)
This seems to be a Safari and not a Lion problem, as it behaves the same on Snow Leopard. You might want to ask the same question on the Safari forum.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 9, 2011 10:59 AM (in response to bluetangerines)
Look inside System > Keyboard [tab:Keyboard Shortcuts].
Select "Services" in the left pane and look under "Searching". The "Search With Google" service is in there. Just make sure it's checked and the keyboard combo is set correctly - since the reading list is now shift + apple + L I set mine to apple + option + G - this should be system wide - so it will work in mail instead of flagging a message!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 9, 2011 12:45 PM (in response to juliesnooley)
This answer works. I would note that apple+option+G is "Go to Page" in Preview, so perhaps another shortcut would be better. I chose apple+option+L, though I'm sure it must conflict with something else I've not yet thought of/discovered. Thanks again!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 9, 2011 7:25 PM (in response to juliesnooley)
Ahh cool yeah that works.
Well I set mine to " CMD + Shift + ; " which is right next to " L ".
Now I can still press the shortcut as easily as the old one.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 11, 2011 9:55 AM (in response to juliesnooley)
Becuase the shortcut to move between tabs is control + tab, I have set my search shortcut to control + ` (the key above tab on US keyboards).
Currently Being ModeratedSep 11, 2011 10:13 AM (in response to silby102)
Starting with Wolf’s script, I made the script use DuckDuckGo by changing it to:
I did this to make it more bearable for me to attempt using something other than Google. Hope this helps someone else.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 20, 2012 8:28 AM (in response to bluetangerines)
In Safari, I highlight the word I want to search on, then right click. You have the option of searching with Google or with Spotlight as well as looking it up in the dictionary.