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    F5/Enter vs Refresh/Go (IE6)

    Hi,
    Quick Question just for interest sake:
    I see Google mentions that for faster search results you can press F5, and avoid the Search Button! What is the difference between hitting Enter/F5 and clicking the Refresh/GoTo command buttons on the page? Is the keyboard really faster, and how?
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    Re: F5/Enter vs Refresh/Go (IE6)

    Where does it mention that?

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    Re: F5/Enter vs Refresh/Go (IE6)

    Sorry, I got F5 and Enter mixed up! But the Q still stands! Is the K/B faster?
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    Re: F5/Enter vs Refresh/Go (IE6)

    Of course it is faster!

    The keyboard is a lot nearer to your screen than Google's servers are, therefore the information only has to travel a matter of inches rather than halfway round the world.

    (Pressing return is exactly the same - 'Search' is the default button as it is the first in line. You can get exactly the same result by pressing return in this reply screen - with focus outside the entry field - the first button in line is 'Check Spelling' and that is what you get.)

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    Re: F5/Enter vs Refresh/Go (IE6)

    It doesn't matter for the speed of the search itself, but since you are using the keyboard anyway to enter the search terms, it is faster to hit the Enter key then to take your hand off the keyboard, grab the mouse, move the mouse pointer to the Search button and click.

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    Re: F5/Enter vs Refresh/Go (IE6)

    <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> Is that it! All this, and it comes down to human speed!

    PS: <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17>So how does Google know how fast I move my hand between the mouse and the K/B...I am pretty fast, I'd say!!

    Thanx guys!
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    Re: F5/Enter vs Refresh/Go (IE6)

    I thought you'd realise by now Rudi, Google know everything about everyone... <img src=/S/flee.gif border=0 alt=flee width=25 height=25>
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    Re: F5/Enter vs Refresh/Go (IE6)

    I didn't realize. I thought they know everything about everything! But now I know! <img src=/S/flee.gif border=0 alt=flee width=25 height=25>
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    Re: F5/Enter vs Refresh/Go (IE6)

    Wrong! They didn't know you didn't know the difference between hitting Enter and clicking Go...

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    Re: F5/Enter vs Refresh/Go (IE6)

    Yeah, Yeah...(rub it in!) <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: F5/Enter vs Refresh/Go (IE6)

    <hr>I thought you'd realise by now Rudi, Google know everything about everyone...<hr>
    I thought that was HM Revenue and Customs
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    Re: F5/Enter vs Refresh/Go (IE6)

    Yes...but they know everything about everyone because they use Google!
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    Re: F5/Enter vs Refresh/Go (IE6)

    HM Revenue and Customs knows everything about UK citizens. Google know everything about everyone who uses Internet all over the world.

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