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How do I turn off search enhancements particularly the "see similar" scanning?


When I hover the cursor over a picture of a searched item a "see similar" tab appears and if I accidentily pass over it it begins to scan with a visible scanning line and will direct to another page with similar items. I think it is a feature of Web Search Plus Enhancements and I find it very annoying but don't know how to turn this off! Your help would be appreciated. scalaron

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  • Shockwave Flash 11.2 r202
  • The Flip4Mac WMV Plugin allows you to view Windows Media content using QuickTime.
  • 5.0.61118.0
  • AmazonMP3DownloaderPlugin 1.0.15
  • RealPlayer Plugin
  • The Google Earth Plugin allows you to view 3D imagery and terrain in your web browser.
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Displays Java applet content, or a placeholder if Java is not installed.
  • Google Talk Plugin Video Accelerator version:
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  • BrowserPlus -- Improve your browser! -- http://browserplus.yahoo.com/
  • D'Fusion Web Plug-In (2.20.10650.0)
  • D'Fusion Web Plug-In for Safari 64 bits (2.20.10650.0)
  • iPhoto6


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Using Firefox 11.0 on imac. OSX Lion

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Start Firefox in Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance/Themes).

GentlemanJim31 0 solutions 1 answers

I found that it is the Awesome Screenshot extension. They are a little defensive about the description and they state you can turn off the see similar. I removed it, then restarted FireFox and the problem is gone.