The thing that impressed me most looking at Google's CR-48 netbook was that the CapsLock key was turned into a search key. That makes perfect sense! I'd been using a modified version of WinUrl for years to search Google from the keyboard, but Win-W is awkward. So why not CapsLock?
I'll tell you why not: because rebinding CapsLock on Windows is a royal PITA. Fortunately AutoHotKey has it all figured out. So here's an AutoHotKey script to search Google with whatever's in your clipboard. It's smart enough to open full URLs directly, too. AutoHotKey is a bit complicated to configure, but the basic idea is to paste my script into the default script it creates.
  2010-12-11 17:21 Z