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Firefox/IE only (Windows/Mac/Linux): Browser extension Select-n-Go
integrates inline search results into any page for quick research
without all the tab clutter.

Once installed, select any text on the page and a small icon will
appear near the mouse that, when clicked, will display an inline framed
window with search results from multiple search engines. You can
navigate between results from different search engines without leaving
the page, handy for quickly doing research on a topic. Since pictures
speak better than words, we'll go through a quick screenshot preview of
how it works.

The default thumbnail view for Google Images is handy for finding
related pictures for a search term.

The simple YouTube view is useful for quickly searching for related

The first thing you'll want to do after installation is to change the
activation delay to fit your preference—the default might activate the
dialog a little too quickly for your taste.

In the Channels tab, you can choose to enable or disable any channels
you don't want to see (Baidu might be an odd choice for
english-speaking readers).

This extension could be worth a look for anybody doing research online,
although the fly-out window isn't quite as convenient as it could be—in
my testing the icon would appear in weird places sometimes. For a
similar concept that previews links or media instead, check out
previously mentioned CoolPreviews. If you'd rather put your contextual
information in the sidebar, the Juice Firefox extension (original post)
might be worth a try, or you could just stick with the trusty Context
search extension and remember to close the tabs when you are done.

Select-n-Go is a free download, works anywhere Firefox or Internet
Explorer does. Except IEs 4 Linux.
Select-n-Go for Firefox [Mozilla Add-ons]
Select-n-Go for Internet Explorer [Cleeki]
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