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I would like the option to be able to search the internet in directly in unity. Much like the calculator package works, just adding numbers in and having it compute, I would like to be able to type in a word or phrase, and have an option to search Google for it.

Sorry if this has already been asked, but I can find nothing other than "Web Sources" but it really is not what I am looking for. Is this already an idea for a lens?

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Well, while you currently (to my knowledge) can't surf through the unity dash, you can go to webpages through the dash. Type a web address and it'll give you an option to browse the page. Here's to hoping for a lens soon! –  Ryan McClure May 18 '12 at 23:40

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Install the DuckDuckGo Unity Lens ! I think it is perfectly what you are searching for. You will get three scopes: Results, Related Searches and Related Topics.

To install it, type the following commands in a terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:w-vollprecht/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install duckduckgo-lens

More details on http://www.iloveubuntu.net/unity-duckduckgo-lens-released-ppa-available

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Thanks so much! I LOVE Duckduckgo! –  JAMES PARENTE May 18 '12 at 23:46

'starting from first principles ..' - Marcus Aurelius

What do you need?

Starting with a small Firefox browser window, already open, with the 'search box' at top right. You need somewhere to type the search query (and/or select which provider) and somewhere to see the results. This describes a browser.

Are your needs somehow different?

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Alright, I am getting the ppa now, and will download the lens. I think that is going to be the solution to my problem. Thanks again! –  JAMES PARENTE May 18 '12 at 23:51

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