Google Search in Gmail Adds Useful Shortcuts To Your Inbox

A lot of Google's most popular search features were included in this update of Gmail search box:

- Dictionary definitions: use a keyword like "define" in English and you'll see the first definition of the word, with a link to the dictionary from which it came.

- Spelling corrections: if you mistype something in your search, Google’s spell checking software will automatically ask if you meant a more common spelling of that word (especially helpful when looking up a new word).

- Calculations: type in an arithmetic expression and you'll get the result. In this case the "Paste result" option from the result's pop-up menu will actually paste the result of the computation.

- Local results: you can search for a particular place or for things near a particular place (map results will show up in a few weeks — they're a little broken by our recent switch to use https). The "More info" link will take you to the place page.

- Weather: just type "weather" followed by the city and state, zip code, or city and country.

- News: if your query matches something in the news, we'll show you one hit and an indication of how many related articles there are, with a link to go see them.

Improved Google Search in Labs

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