You’re not always in your browser when you want to look things up. Luckily there are tools available to fix that problem. Google Quick Search Box is a free app that puts search two key presses away. All you have to do is tap your key combo, and start typing.
But sometimes there are phrases we read that we want to look up. Built-in to Mac OS X’s right click context menu is a Search in Google button. Just highlight the text you want to look up, right click, and press the button. It is that simple.
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