Instagoogling is the fastest and most efficient way to Google from Sublime Text, right now it only works for Windows but a Mac version is on the works.
How it works? Just press
F1 and get a magic pop-up that allows you to search and navigate your code at the same time, when you are done with it just press
ctrl+w to close it, from either sublime or the browser!.
FYI: The pop-up asks websites to deliver their android version, why? Because that way websites fit perfectly in the pop-up, meaning you can use it without scrolling horizontally or changing the size of the popup, you can always press
F11 to make it big.
🍌 How to install
You need to install 2 things for this to work: The Sublime Text Plugin and the Google Chrome Extension
Install the Sublime Text Plugin following these steps:
- Download the latest release
- Uncompress it
- Move the folder to your
Packagesdirectory, to find it you may go to
Preferences > Packages
- Open Sublime Text
- Wait a few minutes for dependencies to install (it will show a message when is done)
- Restart Sublime Text
- If it doesn't work make sure you already have installed the Sublime Text package manager and you may open the console to check for error messages (at
View > Show Console)
To install the Chrome Extension open this link and click "Add to Chrome", thats all. Link:
🍌 How to use
To start using it just make sure you have Google Chrome and Sublime Text open, that's all; just press the
F1 key every time you need to do some Googling, or press the
ctrl+w to close it.
ctrl+w, isn't it already used by sublime text!?
ctrl+w only closes the window if it's already opened, otherwise it does the default thing (e.g. closing the current tab); this also means you don't have to worry about which window is focused (the pop-up or Sublime) because presing
ctrl+w always closes the browser first.
This is great! Any tips for maximum efficiency? ...Yep!
Pop-up is too small for some sites? Just press
F11to maximize it! And press it again to return to normal!
When viewing Google search results press
tabto go to the first result! Then press
enterto open it, that's it! Or keep pressing
tabto navigate to subsequent search results.
You can select some code and then press
F1to Google it, plus this trick does something else: It adds the name of the language you are working in for better search results.