I found lately that whenever I'm learning a new language or library or I focus on something very specific (like fixing typing errors in TypeScript) I'd lose a lot of time refocusing from vscode to Chrome, retyping a similar query, and having to select the first search result. So I made a chrome extension that does that and I wonder if you'd like to beta test it.
A great excuse to draw a happy squirrel. Brisk's logo.
It's all based on the assumption that Google is much better at searching SO than SO's built-in search function. The chrome extension is called Brisk and it lets you define a global shortcut (you can trigger it directly from your ide) that will:
- focus chrome,
- open up a window automatically into which you can type in your query
- it will then run that (optionally with a prefix defined by you - e.g. 'python' so that you don't have to retype the beginning all the time) query into google
- and select the first StackOverflow answer
It's still a bit experimental and even though it works for me I wonder if you'd be up for trying it out (in dev mode before I release it) so that I can adjust it to your needs ☀️