Google Instant Enables Keyboard Navigation


Google Instant gets two new enhancements: keyboard navigation and Instant is now enabled for searches done from left panel.

Keyboard Navigation: You can now use the up/down/left/right arrow keys and the Enter key to quickly navigate through Google Instant Search.

Instant enabled in left panel: Now, you’ll get Instant results when searching for News, Video, Books, Blogs, Updates and Discussions from the left panel on results page just as you would with general web searches.

Here’s a brief demo video explaining how Google Instant’s keyboard navigation works:

Both these features will be rolling out of the next couple of days.

Google Instant is also rolling out to 12 new countries today: Austria, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland and Ukraine. Previously, the product was only available in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Russia and Spain. Instant should be coming to even more countries within the next few weeks.