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In Google Chrome, I often use the feature where you can select text, right click on the selection and click "Search Google for '...'" it opens a new tab with a search for whatever was selected. Great feature, but I would love to be able to assign a keyboard shortcut to do the same thing once I have selected some text. I already have AutoHotkey installed and have some basic knowledge of the program if that would help.

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I found a solution using AutoHotkey:

^+c::
{
Send, ^c
Sleep 50
Run, http://www.google.com/search?q=%clipboard%
Return
}

By pressing Ctrl+Shift+C it copies highlighted text to the clipboard, then opens a new tab/window with a Google search of whatever was in the clipboard. It also works outside of the browser, which is nice; any highlighted text system-wide can be searched for with one hotkey.

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