Yahoo: Learn to Use the New Yahoo (Google-like) Shortcuts

   Posted May 16, 2005 by David Kirk in Internet

Google has shortcuts. Now, Yahoo does, too. Here is a brief list.


Yahoo has taken a commendable step and has decided to do the clever search engine tricks that Google does.

    Convert:
    To convert in Yahoo, you must include the word convert.
    Yahoo: convert 4 miles to inches

    Time Zones:
    I love this. To find out what times it is somewhere else in the world, just type time in and the location.
    Yahoo: time in paris

    Calculator:
    Yahoo can do math like Google now. Simply, type an equation.
    Yahoo: (79 + 12) * 3

    Number Search:
    By typing in a UPC code or VIN code, you can find out information about a vehicle or product.
    Yahoo: 026487933013

    Keywords:

    [list] – Zip Code town
    Weather town
    Traffic town
    Synonym anyword
    Stock ticker-symbol
    Scores sports-team
    Patent patent-number
    Fedex shipping number
    USPS shipping number
    – (Shipping number alone searches UPS)
    News news-topic
    Define anyword
    Airport Airport name or code

These are being updated regularly. Check out Yahoo’s information page.

 

About David Kirk

David Kirk is one of the original founders of tech-recipes and is currently serving as editor-in-chief. Not only has he been crafting tutorials for over ten years, but in his other life he also enjoys taking care of critically ill patients as an ICU physician.
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