Noob hack: How to do inline google searches

This is important for including google search results into scripts, or if you just want to show how cool you are infront of other people. It's essentially a "hack". A really basic one... that takes memorization.

win + R = Run


so you can replace iexplore with chrome or whatever web browser you use.

webhp? = web hitpoints? ( I don't know what hp? means but I remember it has hitpoints)
gws = google web services

rd = road (I don't know what it is, but this is how I remember it)
-ssl = secure socket layer

q= basically question

the next is your search criteria which the spaces are +.

so after typing this about 100 times it gets easy to search inline. If you do this all the time, you don't even have to think about it.


I would suggest you to not use iexplorer, but firefox instead.

If you don't have it on your system, please do not feel insecure and use iexplorer, do instead:

* ftp
* telnet,
* or powershell:

$client = new-object System.Net.WebClient
$client.Credentials = Get-Credential
$client.DownloadFile("", "C:\tmp\FirefoxSetup.exe")

(line #2 only needed if credentials are not sufficient)

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I concur, I just am not running on a windows machine right now and wasn't sure if the run command for firefox was simply 'firefox'. This is just such a stupid basic non conventional way with interacting with systems (hack). So I thought I'd post it, because sometimes you don't have a mouse, and you want a quick and easy way to do a google search.