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09-04-2010, 09:09 PM
I need to assign a key in the javascript to actually make the javascript work,.

I have a bookmark in chrome , a javascript , which actually works when clicked on it .,. but how can i edit it so that i can actually make it work on click a key or combination of keys.

Thanks in advance ., pls help ., urgent


09-04-2010, 10:09 PM
We don't really do urgent here. And your post is unclear. What do you want to happen? Is it:

When pressing a key or key combo in your Chrome browser it activates your bookmark.


When a user comes to a page on the web, they can press a key or key combo to activate a script based upon your bookmark.

Or are you after something else?

If it's #1, see:


or use another browser that already has this feature.

If it's #2, we need to see the code of the bookmark in order to know if this is even something that can be done live on the web.

09-05-2010, 06:19 AM
thanks for the reply.,.

and sorry for tagging it urgent .,.

i want to declare the key or keycombo in the script itself .,.

the script is for catching the selected text on the webpage and opening a new tab(or window) and doing an exact search search of the selected text using google.com .,.,

So I want it to work it this way .,

select the text
press a key
and it opens a new tab (or window) with an xact search .,.

hope now its clear


09-05-2010, 12:40 PM
Thanks for your reply for my question

I want the script to be used as a bookmarklet or an extension .,. since an extension is lil hard a bookmarklet with the javascript is fine .,.

My Javascript bookmarklet already does this thing

When text is selected and clicked on the bookmarklet it opens a new tab and does an exact search with the snippet of the text selected using google.com/search?q="(myselected text)"

Now i want it to do automatically on a key press

When certain text is selected and selected key is pressed it should do the work as when i clicked on the bookmarklet.

Note: I'm using this bookmarklet in CHROME

my javascript is
javascript:a = "" + (window.getSelection() ? document.getSelection() : document.selection.createRange().text); if (a!=null)window.open("http://www.google.com/search?q=\"" + escape(a)+ "\"");

09-05-2010, 03:28 PM
Only thing I know for that is (as mentioned before):


You have to join the forum to see the links.

But it bears mentioning that even without a bookmarklet, Chrome has this feature:

Highlight text, right click on it and select:

Search Google for 'your highlighted text'

This opens a new tab of Google with the exact search on the highlighted text.