Thursday, May 05, 2005

Google Accessibility

I'm annoyed whenever my hands have to leave the keyboard to use the mouse, especially when I'm on a laptop, which is most of the time these days. I think I remember a project within Google Labs that enabled you to navigate using your keyboard. I don't see it anymore but even if it was there, it's still not part of the main site so I probably wouldn't use it. Fortunately, we're seeing more and more recombinant interfaces. One such exable is the Firefox extension Greasemonkey which gives users the ability to alter web pages. One of the scripts I use is one that numbers all Google search results and when you type the number your browser loads the corresponding result. Unfortunately, it only worked for non-double digit results. I've modified the original script by Adam Langley for those of you who sometimes venture past the 10th search result.

1 comment:

Matt said...

I've gotten used to using the / shortcut in firefox to open the Find Status Bar Dialogue and just type enough of whatever link I want to follow, and hit enter.

But your greasemonkey solution seems much easier