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Shortcuts in Yahoo Search

Finding what you're looking for is easy with Yahoo Search shortcuts. Check them out, below.

  Did you know? You can open Yahoo products right from Search — just enter the Yahoo product name followed by an exclamation point (like Finance! or Sports!).

Commerce and Shipping

Search Type Shortcut Example
Currency Exchange Rates convert [currency type and amount] to [currency]. convert 100 USD to Mexican Pesos
Package Tracking UPS, FedEx, or USPS [tracking code] USPS 1234 5678
Shopping Results [brand name] [product type/number] Apple laptops
UPC Codes [UPC code] 1 23456 7899 9

Entertainment

Search Type Shortcut Example
Movie Showtimes showtimes [location] showtimes Phoenix AZ
Movie Trailers [movie title] trailer Edge of Tomorrow trailer

Health and Lifestyle

Search Type Shortcut Example
Health Results health term acne
Recipes recipe [ingredient] recipe avocado

Local and News

Search Type Shortcut Example
Gas Prices gas [location] gas Dallas TX
News [topic] news California wildfire news
Local Search [location] [business type or name] New York restaurants
Stock Quotes quote [stock symbol] Quote YHOO
Sports Scores [team or league] scores Seattle Seahawks scores
Traffic Reports [location] traffic Los Angeles traffic
Weather [location] weather Miami weather

Reference

Search Type Shortcut Example
Basic Calculator [number] + - or * [number]  472-186
Convert Weights, Measures, and Temperatures convert [units] convert 12 inches to meters
Dictionary Definitions define [word] define hootenanny
Holidays [holiday name] valentine's day

Travel

Search Type Shortcut Example
Airport Info [airport name/code] airport SFO airport
Hotel Comparisons [city name] [accommodation type] Boston Hotels
Flight Info [airline name] flight [flight number] Virgin America flight 201
Time Zones time [location] time Rome
Maps map [location] map San Francisco

  Do you use Yahoo Mail? If so, you can search for your packages, events, and flights in any Yahoo Search box to get personalized results. Learn about private results for mobile devices, tablets or desktops.

 

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