Search Youtube Action


Is there a better way to search Youtube via BTT?
currently I have an action "insert/type/paste costume"

which pates
then I type my search.

Any better way?

  • I would like to search just like Google. Type a single letter then space then your search.

Thank you.

Which browser are you using? Most of them have this functionality integrated.

But you could for example use the "open url with selection" action and maybe chain it with cmd+a which selects the current text

I'm using Safari, that's the only one I can use all browser make my Mac fan go crazy.

I use Popclip app for selected text and search Youtube. but thats not what I'm looking for.

EDIT: Your suggestion might actually work. I will give it a try.

EDIT 2: The problem with this is that it opens a new window. Why can't it open the search in current window?

Thank you :slight_smile:

Hoping I get the problem right - you just want to search quickly YouTube in the open tab when you're in safari right?
In a personal manner, I switched my search engine to DuckDuckGo (can be done in the Safari settings) for privacy reasons, but also because of their "bangs!". If you search "XYZ" you'll get DuckDuckGo's results. "yt! XYZ" will search for XYZ on YouTube, "i! XYZ" searches for images, "g! XYZ" searches on google etc.

So if you hit ⌘⌥F on your keyboard you'll be able to type a new URL in your current safari tab. Now in BTT you could make a shortcut like ⌘⌥⇧F that first makes ⌘⌥F and then pastes "yt! ".
Hope that helps anyhow :man_shrugging:t2:

Thanks. There was a Safari extension where you could press "y" then space in the search bar in a new tab and your search and it opens Youtube. I'm looking for something similar.

Andreas suggestion comes closer to what I'm looking for BUT it opens a new window(not in the same tab) every time I search.

I believe the problem is that if someone uses the Safari search bar in a new tab BTT's default settings is to open a new Window.