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Using Google Suggest

From: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard New Features

Video: Using Google Suggest

Safari 4 now integrates Google suggestions into the Google Search field. Google Suggest is a feature built into Google search engine that offers suggestions based on what you are typing into the Search field. Let's say I am looking for some info on Snow Leopard. As I begin to type, Google instantly starts offering suggestions of what it thinks I might be looking for. You can see it's already suggested Snow Leopard, Snow Leopard release date, Snow Leopard facts, Snow Leopard pictures, so on and so on. I probably don't even have to continue typing at this point. If I just want to look up Snow Leopard I just select that option and there are my search results, which is pretty convenient.

Using Google Suggest

Safari 4 now integrates Google suggestions into the Google Search field. Google Suggest is a feature built into Google search engine that offers suggestions based on what you are typing into the Search field. Let's say I am looking for some info on Snow Leopard. As I begin to type, Google instantly starts offering suggestions of what it thinks I might be looking for. You can see it's already suggested Snow Leopard, Snow Leopard release date, Snow Leopard facts, Snow Leopard pictures, so on and so on. I probably don't even have to continue typing at this point. If I just want to look up Snow Leopard I just select that option and there are my search results, which is pretty convenient.

This functionality now appears directly in Safari's Google Search bar, so I don't even have to visit Google's site to receive the benefits of Google Suggest. I just click in the Google Search field in Safari and let's say I am looking for some information on HDTV audio and I see a list of suggestions. I have HDTV audio sync, delay, lag, problems, quality assistance and so on. I really like this feature because not only does it make it easier to perform searches, but by reading through the suggestions you may find answers to questions you didn't even know to ask.

For example, maybe I wanted to buy an HDTV audio cable, but here I see a suggestion talking about HDTV audio lag which is a problem I have experienced but have never looked up, and Google Suggest has now reminded me to look into it. The only problem I have with Google Suggest is that it sometimes causes me to spend more time surfing sites not directly related to what I was originally looking for simply because some of the suggested searches caught my attention, but I guess that's the price we pay for the added convenience of having Google Suggest built right into Safari.

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Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard New Features

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  1. 3m 27s
    1. Welcome
      58s
    2. Mac OS X Snow Leopard system requirements
      1m 44s
    3. Using the exercise files
      45s
  2. 5m 23s
    1. Overview of Snow Leopard
      2m 22s
    2. Understanding 64-bit support
      3m 1s
  3. 15m 13s
    1. Using text substitution
      4m 54s
    2. Updating printer drivers
      1m 43s
    3. Working with new fonts
      1m 17s
    4. Seeing improvements to AirPort signal strength
      1m 18s
    5. Using the new thesaurus
      2m 37s
    6. Reviewing new date and time features
      1m 42s
    7. Using screen locking
      1m 42s
  4. 9m 4s
    1. Restoring deleted items
      2m 1s
    2. Reviewing icon enhancements
      3m 49s
    3. Adjusting Spotlight view options
      2m 7s
    4. Using the better drive ejection feature
      1m 7s
  5. 6m 11s
    1. Using scrollable stacks
      1m 51s
    2. Activating Exposé
      2m 51s
    3. Minimizing into application icon
      1m 29s
  6. 9m 50s
    1. Storing top sites
      4m 19s
    2. Searching through your history
      2m 21s
    3. Using full page zoom
      1m 33s
    4. Using Google Suggest
      1m 37s
  7. 20m 20s
    1. Reviewing the new interface
      3m 3s
    2. Using quick video and audio capture
      1m 49s
    3. Setting up screen recording
      3m 37s
    4. Using quick trimming
      1m 46s
    5. Sharing movies
      8m 4s
    6. A word about QuickTime 7
      2m 1s
  8. 7m 14s
    1. Viewing contact sheets
      1m 44s
    2. Using intelligent text selection
      1m 11s
    3. Working with the Annotations toolbar
      1m 13s
    4. Opening multiple documents
      1m 8s
    5. Importing from a scanner
      1m 58s
  9. 7m 48s
    1. General improvements
      58s
    2. Using the flight data detector
      2m 16s
    3. Reviewing the sidebar improvements
      50s
    4. Working with Exchange support
      3m 44s
  10. 4m 41s
    1. Syncing with Google and Yahoo
      3m 4s
    2. Viewing and editing events
      1m 37s
  11. 7m 3s
    1. General improvements
      1m 11s
    2. Displaying past conversations
      2m 13s
    3. Marking and clearing transcripts
      1m 28s
    4. Using multiple status settings
      52s
    5. Working with Quick Look integration
      1m 19s
  12. 14s
    1. Goodbye
      14s

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