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Search is a cinch

By Leah Humpreys
Monday, 18 October 2010

Tech Trick on Google searchGoogle Chrome have just released a new extension that makes searching the web just the little bit quicker and easier.

 

Aptly named "Highlight to Search", the extension is very useful and once installed, really quite simple.

 

Basically the concept is as the name suggests: in any browser you highlight a word and a Google magnifying glass icon will appear. When you click on either the highlighted word or the magnifying glass, a search box will appear (complete with autocomplete) for the word you have highlighted. You can then quickly and easily Google-search the web for all the millions of possibilities related to that word, without having to even navigate away from the page you are on. This streamlines the search process and prevents confusion.

 

There is also an application for smart phones, which includes thousands of Google Chrome options.

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Bravo Charlie
Thank you, installed it next to Google Translate :D I've been right-clicking and left-clicking on 'search Google for "highlighted term"' for a while now.. it's allllll getting quicker.

I assume the bit during installation about 'allowing Google to access all of my personal data and data on all websites' was to 'improve my experience' rather than data log me right? :)

'Exclusive: Google, CIA Invest in ‘Future’ of Web Monitoring' - http://www.wired.com/dangerroo...oogle-cia/
Bravo Charlie , October 18, 2010
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