It is a well-known fact that the Internet is a vast source of knowledge. Internet practically has answers to all your questions and can supply you with information related to almost any topics you can think of. All you need to do is look for the answers in an open web browser.
There is still one problem though which is obvious. The Internet will have information on anything you want to know about, but the data aren’t from the same source. There will be many sites that will have information about your topic. For getting links to all those sites, Search Engines can be of help. There are a lot of Search engines like Yahoo, Google etc, out of which Google is the most widely used.
Sometimes you would want to search in Yahoo, instead, or your Facebook account or Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia. This means you have to first open the site, say “wikipedia.org” to search for something in Wikipedia. This can be quite annoying when you can’t wait to get your hands on the data.
Google offers a feature called Google Sidebar, which can solve this issue by displaying results from all those sites such as Facebook, Gmail, Wikipedia etc which you want to search. Without the sidebar, you would have had to search each site by first entering the site.
With Google search sidebar, things are going to be more convenient. Basically, Search Sidebar is an effective and reliable add-on which enables the user to search more than one website with just a single query and search interface. The results from multiple sites will be shown in the Google search results page itself.
Facts and features of Google Search Sidebar
The Search Sidebar extension won’t work on Google encrypted search
After installing Google Search Sidebar, you will notice that the Mozilla Firefox toolbar doesn’t have any configuration options for the Sidebar
Instead of configuration options, you will see a search strip at the sidebar while you perform a search in Google
Just move the cursor over to each icon in the Sidebar, and the corresponding results from that particular site will be displayed
Search your personal accounts, namely Gmail account, Facebook account, LinkedIn account etc, once after the computer detects that you are logged into these sites
Click the blue colored “WebMynd” button to display all the results from multiple sites
You can add more sources or remove those from the default sources of the Search Sidebar
You cannot organize the list of search sources in the sidebar however
Search Sidebar is available for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer