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Shortcuts in Yahoo Search

You can easily find what you're looking for with Yahoo Search shortcuts. Check them out, below.

  Do you use Yahoo Mail? If so, you can search for your package deliveries, upcoming events, flights, hotel reservations, rental car bookings, and upcoming bills in any Yahoo Search box to get personalized results. Learn about private results for mobile devices, tablets or desktops.

Shortcut categories

Commerce and Shipping

Currency Exchange Rates
  • Syntax: Convert [currency type and amount] to [currency].
  • Example: convert 100 USD to Mexican Pesos

Shopping Results

  • Syntax: [brand name] [product type/number]
  • Example: Apple laptops

UPC Codes

  • Syntax: [UPC code]
  • Example: 1 23456 7899 9

Entertainment

Movie Showtimes

  • Syntax: showtimes [location]
  • Example: showtimes Phoenix AZ

Movie Trailers

  • Syntax: [movie title] trailer
  • Example: Edge of Tomorrow trailer

Health and Lifestyle

Health Results
  • Syntax: health term
  • Example: acne

Recipes

  • Syntax: recipe [ingredient]
  • Example: recipe avocado

Local and News

Gas Prices

  • Syntax: gas [location]
  • Example: gas Dallas TX

News

  • Syntax: [topic] news
  • Example: California wildfire news

Local Search

  • Syntax: [location] [business type or name]
  • Example: New York restaurants

Stock Quotes

  • Syntax: [stock ticker symbol]
  • Example: YHOO

Sports Teams

  • Syntax: [team or league]
  • Example: Seattle Seahawks

Traffic Reports

  • Syntax: [location] traffic
  • Example: Los Angeles traffic

Weather

  • Syntax: [location] weather
  • Example: Miami weather

Reference

Basic Calculator (desktop/tablet only)

  • Syntax: [number] + - or * [number]
  • Example: 472-186

Convert Weights, Measures, and Temperatures

  • Syntax: convert [quantity] of [units] to [units]
  • Example: convert 12 inches to meters

Dictionary Definitions

  • Syntax: define [word]
  • Example: define hootenanny

Travel

Driving Directions

  • Syntax: directions to [location]
  • Example: directions to LA California

Airport Info

  • Syntax: [airport name/code] airport
  • Example: SFO airport

Hotel Comparisons

  • Syntax: [city name] [accommodation type]
  • Example: Boston Hotels

Flight Info

  • Syntax: [airline name] flight [flight number]
  • Example: Virgin America flight 201

Time Zones

  • Syntax: time [location]
  • Example: time Rome

Maps (desktop/tablet only)

  • Syntax: map [location]
  • Example: map San Francisco

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

 

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