Forgive the tardiness of this post,Â but I missed it when Anne posted itÂ on the Ancestry blog. They’ve added new “hot keys” to the new search interface. Now while you’re in the new search:
- N will bring up a new search window over your browser.
- R will bring up a new search window and also prefill in the fields from the previous search you conducted. (Great for refining searches!)
- P will bring up the preview window for the first in a set of hits you’ve received from a search. Then just hit > (or J)Â to browse to the next preview, and < (or K)Â to browse back to the previous preview.
In addition to these hot keys, I noticed another improvement when I was searching today. After you do a search, at the bottom of the Refine Search box, there is a link to Start a new search. When you click on that, it offers you the choice of starting a new search of all Ancestry collections, starting a search of a particular collection (if you were doing a search withinÂ that particular collection), or searching the one database that you are in.Â
I’ve been playing with these all day today and am finding them very helpful!