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Windows 7: Chrome features in Firefox

07 Feb 2010   #1
Diesel

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 
Chrome features in Firefox

Google Chrome has a neat little feature where highlighting text spawns a popup, allowing you a quick launch to Google search, and Wikipedia relating to what you highlighted.




Anyone know how I can do this in Firefox?


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07 Feb 2010   #2
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Yes. It's called FasterFox.

If you go to tools>addons>get addons you'll get to an FF webpage full of addons.
You just find it and click install.

There are currently many more addons for Firefox than Chrome, though that's changing rapidly.

Hope this helps, John
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07 Feb 2010   #3
Diesel

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Had to go with FastestFox, as FasterFox isn't compatible with 3.5.7.

But I did get what I wanted, so thanks.
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08 Feb 2010   #4
Gildor

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Diesel View Post
Google Chrome has a neat little feature where highlighting text spawns a popup, allowing you a quick launch to Google search, and Wikipedia relating to what you highlighted.

Anyone know how I can do this in Firefox?
Actually, no add-on required for the Google search part. As long as Google is your default search engine, you can highlight some text, right click, and one of the resulting menu options is "Search Google for <highlighted text>" Don't know of of way to do the same for Wikipedia, however.
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08 Feb 2010   #5
TheCurve

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i heard a rumor circulating around that chrome was like a looking glass for the government. any truth to this?
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