How do I get this to appear in Firefox?

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  1. Harsky
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    I'm currently using a friend's PC and it's been customised a bit but one of the thing I really liked was this:

    [​IMG]

    Where highlighting a certain text shows up a blue box which you then click and then it takes you to several search engines. Google throws up too many suggestions but which one has this one?
     
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    Why not just check his Add-ons menu? It will definitely narrow down your search. Hell, why not just ask him?
     
  4. Law

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    It does it in IE8, so maybe it's something to do with bing?
     
  5. Harsky
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    Add-ons menu is fairly bare and only has Adblock and Downthemall.

    That said, I did try out Fasterfirefox and it didn't appeal to me.
     
  6. Cyan

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    1•
    If you click the popup window's "option...", don't you have the add-on option showing with it's name ?
    "preferences for xxxxx"

    my addon has it's name written here [​IMG]


    2•
    Another way to do it :
    type in your address bar : about:config
    then search for "extensions", this will show all the preferences for the extensions, with their names.
    (of course that is if the developer registered the option in the right place, he could have registered it to "my.extension_name.option_name" instead of "extensions.extension_name.option_name")

    extensions.dta is for downthemall
    and
    extensions.addblockplus for ... yes [​IMG]
    so
    the other one should be the one you are looking for.


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    Again, another way : (maybe need a little knowledge, and an additional add-on installation)

    Install DOM inspector (it's a debugging/dev tools)
    Open your popup's "option..." window
    Open the DOM inspector "tools/DOM inspector"
    select "File/inspect chome document" and pick the option window.
    You will have the path to the window option written in your DOM inspector, like "chrome:///content/option.xul
    or the path to the real folder it is located if it's an external addon (fille:///c:/user/etc.)


    This is just weird there's no other add-on in the addon manager, maybe it's a plugins ? (like cooliris)
    What is bing ? (I didn't google it, I admit)
     
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    Think it's safe to say that it definitely isn't an addon.

    The option window when I highlight and click it just shows a dictionary and that's it.
     
  9. Cyan

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    thanks for bing things.


    @Harsky: It might come from somewhere, if it's not in firefox it must be installed in his computer to interact with firefox (or with any navigator ?)
    did you checked his list of installed software in "add&remove" from control panel?


    Too bad, there's no picture searching engine (google might create it, upload one, search the web for identical one [​IMG])
     
  10. prowler

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    [​IMG] Google will think of that one day
     
  11. FencingFoxFTW

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    I dunno about FF, but Opera has that feature out of the box

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Pyrofyr

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    I'd seen it before with Firefox but don't remember where sadly as it was a loooong time ago.

    If you want to search images that are similar, try tineye.com

    This isn't what you're looking for but it comes close:
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1941
     
  13. Cyan

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    Ohh, thank you for TinEye [​IMG]
    That's what I needed

    I tested the logo from Harsky's first post, but TinEye doesn't work with pictures less than 100*100px.



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