Yahoo Open Shortcuts

Follow one of the examples below to create an Open Shortcut.

Navigate to a Site

Let’s say you want to create a shortcut to an Internet forum such as ScubaBoard:
1. Think of an easy-to-remember name for the shortcut. For example, sb
2. Copy the URL for ScubaBoard - http://www.scubaboard.com/forums.php
3. Enter the name and URL in the form below and hit the Set button
Name:
ex. sb
URL:
ex. http://www.scubaboard.com/forums.php

Search a Site

Let’s say you want to create a shortcut to search stock quotes on Yahoo Finance:
1. Think of an easy-to-remember name for the shortcut. For example, yf
2. Go to Yahoo Finance and perform a search for a stock. For example, enter yhoo
3. Copy the URL - http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=yhoo
4. In the URL, replace your search term with the special placeholder, %s.
5. Enter the name and updated URL in the form below and hit the Set button
Name:
ex. yf
URL:
ex. http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=%s
Once you’ve created an Open Shortcut, you can use it from any Yahoo Search box. Just remember to sign-in and type ! (exclamation point) before the name of your shortcut.

Tips

  • Want to create an Open Shortcut directly from the Yahoo Search box? Learn how.
  • Type: !list to view your custom Open Shortcuts.