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Yahoo Offers 'Instant Search'

Like the "I'm Feeling Lucky" button on rival Google, the new feature takes users to the most commonly viewed Web pages, bypassing the usual long list of results.

Yahoo on Tuesday launched "Instant Search" in beta, a feature that delivers results while typing in a query.

The results are listed in a balloon that appears just below the search box. A user can head to a Web page by clicking on a link or typing "control-enter" to go directly to the site listed on top. If none of the results are helpful, the user can click a search button to get the normal list of results.

The feature is the same idea as the "I'm Feeling Lucky" button on rival Google that takes the user to the most commonly viewed Web page for a query, bypassing the long list of results.

People can add the Instant Search feature to Yahoo's search-oriented home page, The feature also suggests corrections if it detects the query is misspelled.

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