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Quick Tips: Simple search in Firefox

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Quick Tips: Simple search in Firefox

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This add on can turn any word on any web page into a search query on multiple search engines.

One cool thing in Firefox is the capability to highlight a word, right-click, and search your default search engine. But that just gives me a general search. I swear I've seen the woman who plays Charlotte on Lost" in some movie. I'd rather be able to right-click and immediately search IMDB. Here's a Quick Tip for adding multiple search engines to the context menu in Firefox. Go to addons.mozilla.org and search for SimpleSearch. While it's still in the experimental stage, you'll have to log in to use it. Download and install the add-on. Now, go to a page on the Web and highlight a word. Here I'm highlighting Rebecca Mader, who plays Charlotte on "Lost." Right click and highlight the search option. Choose the search engine you want, in this case IMDB. And you'll be taken to that search, where you can clearly see that Charlotte from "Lost" was in fact in "The Devil Wears Prada." That's it for this Quick Tip. I'm Tom Merritt. CNET.com.

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