Faster advanced searching gmail-style

I was wondering if there is currently any way to do the equivalent of an advanced search without all the extra mouse clicks, for example by using something like gmail-esque "search operators" in the basic search box.

It would speed things up *tremendously* if I could just hit ctrl-alt-k and type "2 photon by:A-Jones year:1998", for example, instead of having to click the advanced button, click the search field, scroll down to creator, click the plus sign to add another field, etc etc etc etc...
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