moves to the top…of your screen!

by Eric Ebert on 16. February 2012 – 14:00

I’m very excited to talk about a great new function that has kind of come full circle. The first part is the instant text box. If you Twitter or Facebook or whatever, a small text box pops up so that you can edit your text or add a title to your picture before you post it. Cool, right?

The new function is based on this, but you can now have icons show up when you move the mouse pointer to the top of the screen. What does that mean? Even if I don’t have a word to “copy”, I just move my mouse to the top of the screen and click on Google. Write in my word or phrase and does the rest! It doesn’t matter where I am on my desktop or online. I can skip the Google text box on Firefox, because replaces it. No more cumbersome add-ons, from now on I only need one. The other cool thing is that I arrange my preferred icons at the beginning of the day based on what I will be doing that day. For instance on weekends, when I do a lot of online shopping, I’ll add Amazon and eBay. If I’m at work and writing blogs, eBay is out and Word and Excel are in. See what I mean?

I had often wondered how I could get icons to show up without copying anything. (Usually I just copied a random word and then deleted it when the text field showed up) Now I don’t have to do that anymore, which should save me even more time, and ultimately that is the point, right?

3 Responses to moves to the top…of your screen!

  1. Daniel sagt:


    What if i want to use DuckDuckGo instead of Google?

  2. Eric Ebert sagt:

    DuckDuckGo is a great idea! We Would love to talk to them, do you know anyone working over there? Anyways, since we don’t have an integration with them, you can build your own function:
    If you have anymore questions, or need further support, please visit our support forum:

    • Daniel sagt:

      Got it!

      Don’t know anyone at DDG but i’m sure they’ll be pleased to hear from you. Martin from GHacks has recently shown some interesting stats from this start-up group.