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Here are two ways to customize your browser to fit the way you search.

1. Get Googlepedia If you often find answers on Wikipedia, the free Internet encyclopedia, then you need James Hall’s Googlepedia. Each time you perform a Google search, this free extension for Mozilla Firefox saves you a step by displaying the most closely related Wikipedia article to the right of your regular Google search results.

2. Tailor Your Search Field Whether you frequently search the Internet Movie Database or Ask.com, it’s easy to add more sites to Firefox’s search bar. Just go to the Search Engines page and click on any of the 22 sites listed there to add one. Users of Apple’s Safari can pump up their Google-only search bar by using Robin Hamilton-Pennell’s free add-on AcidSearch.— Scholle Sawyer McFarland

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