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Disable Search Suggestions in Firefox

Tired of getting suggestions through the search box in Firefox? There is a really easy way you can disable that feature of the browser.  These suggestions are data pulled in from the search engines themselves. Firefox merely retrieves the search suggestions from the search engines, and displays the list to assist you in selecting a search phrase that has been used by many other users throughout the world before.

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QuickWiki

Quick Wiki SearchingThe QuickWiki extension for Firefox gives you the ability to quickly lookup a word in Wiktionary or Wikipedia  without needing to open a new tab up to do so. I have been using this add-on for a while and I do have to say it does make it a little easier to look up words on these two wiki services.  If you find yourself quoting either of these sources very often – then this extension is a must download.

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Add to Search Bar

Add to Firefox Search BoxBeing able to add any search box to Firefox’s built in searching tools would be great, right?  Well, you can get this done with the Add to Search Bar add-on for Firefox.  This handy add-on for the browser will let you right click on any search box in any website and add it to the choice of search engines in the top-right corner of Firefox.

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Combine Search and Address Boxes

Instantfox ReviewFor all the things that the most recent versions of Firefox have done for simplifying the interface, why do we still need to have a separate box for searches? If you are like me and are needing a way to simplify the browser even more – try out Instantfox.

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Better History Search in Firefox

RecallMonkeyFirefox’s history features have always been a little lacking if you need to do any real heavy duty searching for something you browsed through before.  One add-on from Mozilla Labs that is looking to change that is RecallMonkey.  It gives you more powerful searching options when it comes to browsing through the Firefox browser history.

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Twitter Search in the Address Bar

Twitter Address Bar SearchThe team at Twitter have developed a very slick new add-on for Firefox that allows you to quickly see what is going on via Twitter in the Firefox address bar.  The obviously named, Twitter Address Bar Search, add-on comes in handy for those of us who need to quickly search and see what is going on via Twitter, the micro-blogging & status sharing network.

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Super Charge the Search Box

Better Searching with KwiClickTired of opening new tabs or going back and forth between pages when you are searching for content? KwiClick hopes to make your life a whole lot simpler.  This extension for Firefox will super charge your searching habits in Firefox and in turn save you some time too.

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Amazon Assist

Amazon is my proverbial Walmart when it comes to shopping.  I do probably 90% of my online shopping at Amazon, cause they always have what I need.  AmazonAssist is a new Firefox add-on that helps me find product information and promises to enhance my shopping experience.  Does it?

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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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