Friday, June 24, 2011

Create Search Shortcut for Google Maps

Most modern Web browsers -- including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Opera -- feature a search box in the navigation toolbar to allow easy access to your search engines from within the browser interface. You can customize these search shortcuts to include search engines from a variety of websites, including Google Maps. In the case of Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox, you need to browse the search engine provider's website to add Google Maps to your search box. With Opera, adding a search box can be done from the Google Maps website.

This article will help you to create  search shortcut for Google Maps.

Internet Explorer
  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. Click the drop-down arrow located on the search button at the top right and select "Find more providers."
  3. Type "Google Maps" in the "Search the Gallery" input area and press "Enter."
  4. Click "Add to Internet Explorer." The Google Maps search shortcut is accessible by highlighting text such as an address and then selecting "Map with Google Maps" from the "All Accelerators" right-click menu.
  5. This article will help you to create search shortcut for Google Maps.
Mozilla Firefox
  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Navigate to the Google Maps search plug-in page.
  3. Click "Google Maps US" to add the search shortcut to your Mozilla Firefox search box. The search engine is near the bottom of the list.
  1. Launch Opera.
  2. Navigate to Google Maps.
  3. Right-click on the Google Maps input box and select "Create Search."
  4. Type a keyword and then click "OK." The Google Maps search shortcut will be available in the Opera search box.