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.

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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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