Since Google Desktop stopped working, I've been forced to look for another solution.
Here's what I've done:
- I installed Guake, a drop down terminal that can be triggered by F12.
- I installed
surfraw, a command-line search program.
- I wrote a simple script called
The script looks like this; it's not perfect but it seems to get the job done.
# Usage g search-terms
# short command designed to perform a google search from the command-line
surfraw -browser=chromium-browser google $* 2>/dev/null &
Using this approach
To do a quick google search I do the following
- F12 to bring up terminal
g search term to perform search
- F12 to hide the terminal