inquisitor firefox.jpgBack in May 2008 Yahoo! acquired a search add-on called Inquisitor that brought “find as you type” search results to Safari. Since then there hasn’t been much news about what’s going on behind the scenes, but there didn’t seem to be much development… at least not on the Safari front. They’ve apparently been working on a version of the add-on that also works in Firefox.

The Inquisitor Firefox extension is currently in the experimental phase, but does offer a lot of what the Safari add-on does. When it comes to appearance I’d have to say this extension is top-notch. And despite the fact that Yahoo! does own the extension it does still include support for either Google or Yahoo! results.

Will I be using the extension? Nah. Inquisitor was actually part of my inspiration for wanting to develop CyberSearch in the first place. Ever since I started using CyberSearch I’ve removed the search box all together since the instant results are incorporated into the address bar. And I don’t think I’m not the only one that has done this if you take a look at some of the reviews people have left on our add-on’s page.

If you’re still a fan of the search box I’d say that the Inquisitor extension is a must-have for Firefox users, but be sure to sneak a peek at CyberSearch as well. Then just pick the one that suits you best.

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  1. I hate the way Inquisitor change my FF context menu. I usually highlight a word, right click, and choose “Search Google for …”. Now it’s “Search Inquisitor for …” and it will Yahoo as the search engine (even I set up Inquisitor to use Google as default search engine).

    At least you CyberSearch doesn’t mess around with my context menu :-)

    Anyway, IMO is subpar compare with CyberSearch. The only things it’s better are:
    1. The look
    2. It highlight the one you already visit

  2. looks cool but It means i have to give up google, and the suggestions are slower to come up

  3. IE8 has one built-in.

  4. blaszta wrote:
    I hate the way Inquisitor change my FF context menu. I usually highlight a word, right click, and choose “Search Google for …”. Now it’s “Search Inquisitor for …” and it will Yahoo as the search engine (even I set up Inquisitor to use Google as default search engine).

    That’s actually because Firefox displays in the context menu whatever search engine you currently have selected in the search box. Since Inquisitor is the one highlighted that is what shows up in the right-click menu.

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