Preview Your Google Search Results Using This Browser Extension

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Without fail, the first link in my Google Search results is never the thing I’m actually looking for. As a result, my typical move is to open all of the search results that look like they might potentially be a decent fit into their own tabs on my browser and then go through them one by one. Depending on what I was searching for, that can end up being a lot.

Google Results Previewer is a Chrome extension that makes that process a little simpler. Rather than opening up each individual link to see what the search result is, the Chrome extension allows you to see a preview of the webpage by hovering your mouse over it. That way when you finally do open that additional tab or just click on a link you know what you’re getting into.

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The preview initially appears as a small window on the right bottom corner of the page of search results, as you can see from my recent all-important search for “waffle sandwiches.”

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If you like what you see (I was admittedly intrigued by this Monte Cristo Waffle Sandwich), you can hover over that window to get a bigger view that’s scrollable like a traditional webpage.

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Screenshot: E.Price

To actually open the link and go to the page you’ll have to click on it within the search results just like normal.

It’s a nifty trick and has made my searches a bit more fruitful, or at least involve significantly fewer tabs.

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For times when you don’t want to use it, like all Chrome extensions, you can also just turn it off via a button on the browser’s toolbar.

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