IE8 Accelerator Google Define with Preview

Update: This version has been updated to include a scroll bar. You can find more details here.

Internet is a vast resource. Daily, I read a lot of articles from Internet. In between, I always came across difficult terms, either I never heard of or I never remember the exact meaning. As usual, I fire-up another Tab to search for the meaning of that particular term in Google Define service or in any free dictionary service. This is what I usually do.

But searching for a term always in a tab, always break the flow of reading an article. Guess what, search for a word 10+ time drops your interest in reading the article.

Internet Explorer 8 comes with a new feature called Accelerators. In short, Accelerators are keyboard-free, way of browsing Internet.

Will it be nice, if you’re able to look-up for the definition/meaning of a word; without firing another Tab or looping through the free online dictionaries?

That’s what Google Define Accelerator with Preview do for you.

All you’ve to do - Select the text and Select the Accelerator; you got your Definition.


One Click and you can Preview the Definition without leaving the Page.

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Note: Firefox users can install this addon after installing the FF addon: IE8 Activities (Accelerators) for Firefox.  





The First Post


What should be the First Post? That was I thinking about.

Being a .NET Developer, I suggest to read this nice and excellent unique work from Joel Spolsky - “The Law of Leaky Abstraction”.

My Big B advised me to know this article, when I’s in Love with .NET.

Here is an excerpt from the article:

TCP attempts to provide a complete abstraction of an underlying unreliable network, but sometimes, the network leaks through the abstraction and you feel the things that the abstraction can't quite protect you from. This is but one example of what I've dubbed the Law of Leaky Abstractions:

All non-trivial abstractions, to some degree, are leaky.

Abstractions fail. Sometimes a little, sometimes a lot. There's leakage. Things go wrong. It happens all over the place when you have abstractions.

I hope everyone will find this worthwhile.

Happy Programming.