Update: The script has not been updated in two years at the time of writing (April 2014) and as a consequence, does not work anymore on Google. I highly suggest you use the Multi Links extension instead for your web browser as it provides you with better functionality.
Sometimes when I search on DuckDuckGo, Google, Bing or any of the other search engines, I open more than one at once. Instead of just opening and using one site, I open all prospective hits on the first search results page, as it is then faster to click through all of the results pages.
I sometimes use the excellent Multi Links extensions for that for the Firefox browser, and at other times click on the results manually, especially if the sites I'm interested in are not all adjacent to each other.
The userscript adds several options to the search results on Google that improve how results are opened. The userscript adds two rows to the top of the results that you can use for the following tasks:
The links that open the results in iframes on the same page act as switches, which means that you can display the web page contents with one click, and hide them again with a second click on the same link.
If you look at the screenshot of a search results page above you will also notice that a new icon has been placed in front of every main result on that page. This triggers an inline frame on the page that is displaying the contents of the selected site directly on the Google search results page.
You can click on that icon a second time to hide the iframe again on the page. You can open multiple pages this way without ever leaving the search results page. Keep in mind that while this may work for the majority of sites, it won't work for some that do not allow this.
The userscript works fine both in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. It may also be compatible with other browsers, but that has not been tested. Interested users can download the userscript from the official Userscripts site.Advertisement
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