This quick hack make searching easier on Google and it works on YouTube as well / Digital Information World
If you are on the Google search page and are in the need of alteration of your query, simply press / to get back to the search box that can save your extra time and you don’t have to scroll up and scramble your way to the search box. The cursor will be positioned at the end of the existing query and the suggestion list will drop down in case you want to make a fast selection. These quick hacks help people a lot to key the desired result in an easy and faster way and now Google is also trying to make people aware of these hacks by showing them a pop-up toast notification on the bottom-left of the search page as well as posting it on Twitter where a lot of users see these hacks and share them with other people, in this way more people get to know these hacks in less time.
Google search Liaison has also tweeted that, if you have ever done a search and want to quickly get back to the search box again because of the reason you want to search something different. Now it is possible on the desktop after you have finished your search, just press / to be back to the search box, these short keys do not just work on Google, but you can take the benefits of these hacks or short keys on some other platform like YouTube. Using the forward slash to search is a normal shortcut that possibly takes its origin from Vim. You can also try these shortcuts to make your searching experience even better.