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>> Internet Explorer 8 has a new feature that lets you get a lot done just by highlighting words on a web page. I'm Tom Merritt from CNET.com, here's how to take advantage. Highlight any text on the web page by holding on the left mouse button and dragging your cursor over the words. Here I've highlighted an address. See that blue box with the arrow? Click on that and you'll get a list of options. Since this is an address I'm going to choose to map it. As you can see it takes the text and there's a search on Google Maps pinpointing the location. You can also do regular web searches, let's say you're reading a column and you want to know more about the author. Highlight the author's name and choose search. You'll get search results for that person. You can also translate a phrase, email certain text and even blog with Windows Live. These options are called "accelerators" by Microsoft and if you want to customize your options, highlight text, click the blue box, then select all accelerators. That gives you a bunch more options including the option to manage accelerators. Now select that option. From there you can disable or remove accelerators or click find more accelerators and you'll go to a page where you can add many more. Hope that helps you find what you're looking for in IE8. I'm Tom Merritt, CNET.com.
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