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Acronym Finder Search Tools

We're pleased to offer you several free Acronym Finder search tools and add-ons to help you look up acronyms and abbreviations and other information.

Tools for: Google Home Page | Internet Explorer | Netscape/Mozilla/Firefox | Opera


 Image of Google Home Page module of Acronym FinderAdd Acronym Finder to your Google Home Page

If you use Google's Personalized Home Page (iGoogle), you can now add a "module" to visit or search Acronym Finder. To use this, you must be signed in to your free Google Account. If you don't have a Google Account, click here to get one.

Tools for Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE)

Add Acronym Finder as a search provider in IE7 Click here

Acronym Finder custom button for Google Toolbar (version 4 and above)

Click here to install a button on your Google Toolbar (version 4 and above required). Adding this custom button will allow you to search Acronym Finder directly from the Google Toolbar. If you don't have the Google Toolbar or don't have the latest version, clicking on the install link above will take you Google to install the toolbar.

To use this new custom button, just type in an acronym or abbreviation into the Google Toolbar search box and then click the Acronym Finder button to search, or you can select the acronym shown on any web page and then click the Acronym Finder button to search the selected text.

If you already have the Google Toolbar (version 4 and above) installed, you can create a custom button to search Acronym Finder by right-clicking the search box on the Acronym Finder website and following the instructions.

Add Acronym Finder to the right-click menu in Internet Explorer [more info]

JavaScript search button for Links toolbar - Enable IE's Links toolbar and then drag this link [Acronym Finder] to it. Once the button is on your Links toolbar, select an acronym (try double-clicking it, or select with the mouse) and then press the Acronym Finder button on your Links toolbar to lookup that acronym in Acronym Finder. If you press this button without selecting an acronym to lookup, you will be prompted for one.

Search Companion click here to turn on the Acronym Finder Side Search (IE Search Companion). If you like the Acronym Finder Side Search, and want this to be the default Side Search when you press the Search button in IE, install this registry tweak. This registry tweak will uninstall (restore the default). Note: be sure to close your browser and restart it to see the effect of installing or uninstalling this registry tweak.


Tools for Netscape/Mozilla/Firefox

Search engine plugin for Netscape/Mozilla sidebar or Firefox search dropdown Click here to install Acronym Finder search plugin

JavaScript search button for Personal Toolbar - nable Netscape/Mozilla/Firefox Personal Toolbar and then drag this link [Acronym Finder] to it. Once the button is on your Personal toolbar, select an acronym (try double-clicking it, or select with the mouse) and then press the Acronym Finder button on your Personal toolbar to lookup that acronym in Acronym Finder. If you press this button without selecting an acronym to lookup, you will be prompted for one.

Add Acronym Finder Search Sidebar (Netscape/Mozilla) [install]


Tools for Opera

Search Sidebar Click here to install/turn on the Search Sidebar

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