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Apture Highlights

Apture HighlightsUntil now, every Firefox add-on that promises to give me awesome abilities to look things up when I highlight a word have been mediocre at best. The Apture Highlights add-on for Firefox really is a game changer.  It allows you to highlight a phrase and get background information from Wikipedia, YouTube, Twitter and more – on the same page.  It also gives me this ability without looking tacky or sticking out like a sore thumb.

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Unwanted Plugins in Firefox

Do you want these plugins?

Is it fair that other companies can install unrequested plugins to Firefox?  It is happening right now, and there is not a lot we can do about it.  Asa Dotzler brought this topic up in one of his most recent blog posts and I do think it is an interesting debate.  The three big tech giants out there find it ok to add things to Firefox without asking me first.  Google does it.  Microsoft does it.  Even Apple does it. 

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Tweak Google with GoogleMonkeyR

Google Tweaks in Greasemonkey Script

Need to tweak the Google search interface, and make it look the way you want it to look?  Maybe you want a few more columns of results? Maybe you don’t like the related searches? One great tool to use to tweak your Google search interface is GoogleMonkeyR.  This user script written for the Greasemonkey add-on will have you tweaking Google in just a few clicks.

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gTranslate

Better Firefox Translations

What if translating text to a different language was as easy as highlighting text in your browser?  It can be, if you pick up the gTranslate add-on for Firefox. With gTranslate installed, you can quickly translate any text on any webpage just by selecting the text you want to translate and right-clicking on it with your mouse.

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Google URL Shortener for Firefox

goo.gl Shorter Links

Google recently released an excellent web-based front end to the link shortening service they provide, but no Firefox add-on to compliment it.  Have no fear, because goo.gl lite is here.  This simple extension lets you shorten long URLs, using the goo.gl domain with just one click – and instantly copies the resulting URL to your clipboard for you. 

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Bring All the Google Shortcuts into Firefox

Instant Google Access

Would you like to have quick and easy access to everything Google with just one or two clicks of your mouse in Firefox?  That is what the Google Shortcuts add-on for Firefox promises to deliver.  The idea here is simple.  This extension will display any or all Google services as buttons next to your address bar or anywhere else you would like for it to show up.

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Search in Sites with CyberSearch

I am always looking for a way to search the site I am on, and now thanks to CyberSearch – there is an easier way to do just that.

CyberSearch add-on for Firefox

Having just installed the CyberSearch extension, I can tell you my new favorite feature is the ability to search the current web site you are surfing via Google. 

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