Using the mouse all the time can be strenuous for the entire arm up to your shoulders. That is the reason why I love keyboard shortcuts so much. I do a lot of online research and finally realized that there are also shortcuts that work with Google’s instant search.
Here is how you can use the Google Instant search without mouse:
You can always highlight the text in the address/search bar with F6 and then just type to search.
On the results page you can do the following:
1) Place cursor in the search window with /. Unfortunately, you’ll have to delete the / with Backspace again, but that is relatively quick.