Although Google Desktop was discontinued long ago, I kept the installer and was able to continue to use it. The functionality that I used the most was "hit Ctrl twice and bring up a Google search". This is not "bring up Google.com in the browser" but it is a search box that appears on top of whatever windows I have open, and after typing the query and hitting Enter it directs me to Google.com with the search results displayed.
I still have it installed, but somehow the Ctrl-Ctrl hotkey stopped working. (Maybe because of a Windows update.) What I'm looking for is
- Repair the hotkey if possible; what may have turned it off and how to restore previous behaviour
- Or else: software offering similar functionality
Of course if neither is possible, I may set up AutoHotkey or something to associate Ctrl-Ctrl with Google.com.
(I don't need the Desktop Search functionality, only Web Search.)