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<ul><li>v0.3.2 released</li>
<li>v0.3.1 released</li>
<li>v0.3 released</li>
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<h2>What is KeywordSelection?</h2>
<p><em>KeywordSelection</em> extends the functionality of <a href="http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/smart-keywords.html">keyword searches</a> so that they 
can also be activated with the mouse. Simply select some text in your current window and 
then click on a keyword-enabled bookmark. A search will be performed with the text selection. 
If no text is selected, it will open the bookmark website at the root level.</p>

<p><img src="keywordselection.gif" width="536" height="479" alt="A screenshot of when a keyword bookmark is clicked with some text selected."></p>
<p><strong class="installit"><a href="http://downloads.mozdev.org/dragtotab/keywordselection.xpi">Install It</a></strong> (5.63 KB)</p>

<h2>Getting Started:</h2>
<ol><li><p>To start using this extension, you need at least one keyword-enabled (quicksearch) bookmark 
in your <em>"Bookmarks Toolbar"</em>. By default, Your browser comes bundled with a few quicksearch bookmarks, 
which are located inside the <em>"Quick Searches"</em> folder, within your bookmarks.</p></li>
<li><p>The most useful one is the <em>"Google"</em> Quicksearch bookmark. You can start by 
dragging it out of your, <em>"Quick Searches"</em> folder and onto your <em>"Bookmarks Toolbar"</em>.</p>
<p><a href="getstarted.gif" title="Click to enlarge"><img src="getstarted_tn.gif" width="380" height="300" alt="A screenshot of how to move the Google quicksearch bookmark to the bookmarks toolbar." style="border:0px"></a></p></li>
<li><p>Now select some text in your current browser. Then click on the "Google Quicksearch" bookmark.</p></li>
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<h2>Why use KeywordSelection?</h2>
<p><ul><li>This extension is for you if you need the fastest access possible to multiple search 
engines using the mouse and with selected text on a webpage.</li>
<li>This extension is also for you if you already have bookmarks for your favorite search engines on 
your bookmarks toolbar and would like those bookmarks to be able to search.</li>
<li><a href="use_cases.html">Click here to see more use cases</a> for this extension!</li></ul>
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<h2>How to add your own Searches:</h2>
<p><ol>
<li><br><img src="ks_explain1.gif" width="330" height="201" alt="Create a keyword bookmark if you don't have one yet."></li>
<li><br><img src="ks_explain2.gif" width="330" height="182" alt="Give it a keyword name and optionally save it to your bookmarks toolbar folder."></li>
<li><br><img src="ks_explain3.gif" width="330" height="214" alt="Select some text on the current webpage."></li>
<li><br><img src="ks_explain4.gif" width="330" height="304" alt="Click on a keyword enabled bookmark on the bookmarks toolbar."></li>
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<h2>Other Information:</h2>
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<li>Middle-click on the bookmark to open it in a new tab.</li>
<li>Only works from the "<em>Bookmarks</em>" menu and the "<em>Bookmarks Toolbar</em>".</li>
<li>The idea for this extension was obtained from Jesse Ruderman's <a href="http://www.squarefree.com/bookmarklets/search.html">search bookmarklets</a>.</li>
<li>There is an <a href="toolbarbutton.gif">optional button</a> you can add to the toolbar which shows all available keyword-enabled bookmarks in a menu.</li>
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