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vibgyor79

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Msg#: 3382 posted 11:55 pm on Sep 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

During a routine copy/paste operation, I highligted some text in Internet Explorer and right-clicked on it. Found a new entry called "Google Search". I abandoned my copy/paste operation and clicked on that option. Voila! It automatically searched for the highlighted word in Google and gave out a bunch of results.

I thought it was the Google Toolbar.

I fired my Netscape 7.0 and did the same. In the right-click menu, I found "Web Search" option which again searches for the keyword using Netscape search (results provided by Google?)

What's happening here?
Is it the Google Toolbar?
Is it the browser?

 

Quinn

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Msg#: 3382 posted 12:01 am on Sep 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

Its the toolbar.

Quinn

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Msg#: 3382 posted 12:08 am on Sep 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

err it's the browser. It's both!

;)

In IE, the toolbar adds this function.
I don't use Netscape very often anymore, but I think that it comes with the rightclick search.

sun818

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Msg#: 3382 posted 2:25 am on Sep 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

SICK! ;)

vibgyor79

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Msg#: 3382 posted 2:33 am on Sep 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

I guess I don't hightlight the text and right click too often. I discovered it today :)

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mack

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Msg#: 3382 posted 2:55 am on Sep 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

I find it a usefull feature. Means you have the option to search direct as oposed to copy and paste into the toolbar.

vibgyor79

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Msg#: 3382 posted 7:59 am on Sep 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

Yes, but I just wish it opens in a new browser window.

Grumpus

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Msg#: 3382 posted 10:48 am on Sep 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

Netscape 7's "HIghlight and Search" uses Netscape search, so you get Google Results there. (Although I haven't really checked since I upgraded from 6.0, but I think you can also still configure it to pick from a list of several search engines).

There are lots of great new things in Netscape 7 - if only they could make it so it wasn't such a bloated pig, it'd be a lot more popular.

G.

P.S. I saw the thread on the smaller version, but haven't checked it out, yet...

gsx

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Msg#: 3382 posted 11:01 am on Sep 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

IE - Toolbar installs that function.

NS - Go to preferences, under Navigator->Internet Search you can select the engine to search. Mine has Google, Lycos, Netscape, Overture and "Music:Artists by Spinner".

Quinn

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Msg#: 3382 posted 6:02 pm on Oct 1, 2002 (gmt 0)

Impressive resource. Thanks vibgyor79. :)

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