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Drag text to Safari's dock icon for quick Google search Web Browsers
This was touched on in a comment from a prior hint, but I think it's worth a standalone hint: You can drag any text to Safari's dock icon to perform a Google search of that text.

This is useful for quickly checking up on things without going to the keyboard. I discovered this when, on a whim, I dragged a line from Console onto Safari, and it brought up a search of that Console error.
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Drag text to Safari's dock icon for quick Google search
Authored by: redfood on Jun 23, '08 08:01:26AM

And Safari is smart - drag a URL and it opens it (instead of doing a search).



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Or just right-click
Authored by: friedmaj on Jun 23, '08 08:20:34AM

Right-clicking brings up a pop-up which includes a "Search in Google" option.



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Works with Dictionary.app, too
Authored by: sr105 on Jun 23, '08 12:38:42PM

but I don't really see the point. Copy, Cmd-Tab, Paste is much faster than dragging text.



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Works with Dictionary.app, too
Authored by: hembeck on Jun 23, '08 10:46:56PM

Simply right-click the search term will bring up the option to search that term in Google. Selecting that option will launch Safari and send the selected text as a search term to Google.

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Re: Works with Dictionary.app, too
Authored by: S on Jun 24, '08 04:10:07AM

Unless you don't have Dictionary running.



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Drag text to Safari's dock icon for quick Google search
Authored by: fursonice on Jun 24, '08 09:39:40AM

triple-click to select more than one word, then right-click and select Search in Google.

but yes, can also select more specifically then right-click or drag to search bar.



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Drag text to Safari's dock icon for quick Google search
Authored by: fursonice on Jun 24, '08 09:44:29AM

i do note the hint does say "without going to keyboard," so my reply only applies to those of us that have multi-button mices. :-)



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