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Eliminate Your Search History

It looks like users of the Greasemonkey extension got one more reason to jump for joy. Thanks to this handy script, you can eliminate the ability for folks to track your searching habits.

So to alleviate that at least a little bit, I have written a little Greasemonkey extension that routes the searches you would normally make on Google, Yahoo!, or MSN through a secure search proxy over at http://www.blackboxsearch.com.

Just install Greasemonkey, install the script from here (http://www.nemik.net/blackboxsearch.user.js) and visit your Google, personalized googe.com/ig, Yahoo, or MSN page as normally. But whenever you do a search it will go through the anonymous proxy so that Google and others cannot keep track of your searches.

+ Learn More About This Greasemonkey Script!

Merriam-Webster Search Plugin

Forget how to spell a word? Want to know what a word means? Install this search plug-in and use your Firefox search box to look up words in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary or Thesaurus instantly—from anywhere on the Web. Personally, I usually use the Google search plugin for this, but Merriam-Webster might make a little more sense to other folks out there.

[Learn More About the Merriam-Webster Search Plugin!]

termBlaster

Every single day there is a new resource out there that makes searching better. This place says it is better than that one. That one says it is better than this one. How can you make a simple and easy job out of searching them all? You blast them away with termBlaster. As far as searching in Firefox goes, this is the number one way to go.

[Learn More About termBlaster!]

Managing Firefox Search Plugins

Search PluginsFor right now, Firefox’s search plugin feature is one that needs a little work. Sure, I might be able to figure it out. You might be able to figure it out. The problem comes when new Firefox users try to figure out how to manage that little search box in the corner of the screen.

Over at WebJunction I found a great PDF file that covers the problems (and a few solutions) when it comes to managing your Firefox search plugins.

[Learn More About Managing Firefox Search Plugins!]

Kaboodle

Have you ever had the urge to ask somebody if they want to Kaboodle? If they didn’t slap you, then they probably know Kaboodle is the easiest way to collect information from anywhere on the web with one click. Well, Kaboodle just got a little more simple with this Firefox extension.

[Learn More About the Kaboodle Extension!]