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This handy Chrome extension lets you preview a site’s results without ever having to click on it

This could definitely come in handy.

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UPDATE 11/13/22 2:56 PM ET: This Chrome Extension is no longer available. The original story follows below.

Go navigate to Google and search for something random. I’ll wait.

Did you get any useful information in the top results other than Wikipedia links? Is your next step to open the top five or ten results in a new tab so you can skim-read?

What if there was a better way, thanks to a handy Google Chrome extension?

Google Results Previewer

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Google Results Previewer adds a handy hover-to-preview feature to your Google search results pages. Now, you can search away knowing that a preview of your search results is just a hover away.

Imagine how much time you’ll save not having to tab through your browser pages. Actually, it is Chrome we’re talking about. Imagine how much more free RAM you’ll have by not opening that many tabs at once.

How to install and use Google Results Previewer

  • Open up the Chrome Store and install the extension
  • Go over to Google.com and start searching
  • Hovering over a list item will open a preview window on the bottom-right of your browser
  • If you then hover over that window, it’ll expand so you can scroll through the whole page
  • You’ll also get buttons to navigate to that site, or to share the link

If you find it becomes a hindrance, just turn it off via the extension’s button on your browser’s toolbar.

What do you think? Is this something you’d use when searching on Google? Let us know down below in the comments or carry the discussion over to our Twitter or Facebook.

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