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Apture Highlights Turns Your Cursor into a Search Tool

Apture Highlights is a Firefox extension that turns your cursor into a powerful search tool. Highlight any text in your browser window and see search results from Google, YouTube, Flickr, Twitter, and Wikipedia.

Once the app is installed you just need to highlight some text (and not very neatly at that, Apture Highlights will intelligently expand to grab the text you were trying to highlight) and then click on the search box that appears near your highlighted text. You don’t even have to leave the page you’re browsing to view the search results; they’re nested right within the current page.

Check out the video below to see Apture Highlights in action:

Apture Highlights is a free extension and works wherever Firefox does.

Apture Highlights [Mozilla Add-Ons via Firefox Facts]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 01/12/11

Comments (3)

  1. Psycosis12

    This is a pretty good extension, definitely will make my web experience even easier.

  2. Clever Mind

    I use Hyperwords. It has the above function and a bunch more.

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  3. Todd

    Would be helpful if it actually did something.

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