Efficient browser usage with bookmarklets and right clicks
Skipping words I didn't understand was how I read online for a long time. The thinking went that getting the meaning of a sentence was good enough, as it was too cumbersome to look up something up and it would disrupt my reading if I did.
No more, thanks to an Greymatter-inspired addition to my right click menu in the browser. Besides having the usual choice of copying, deleting, undoing, etc. I now have a "Look up in dictionary" option, which on selection will open a new small window with an explanation of the selected word(s) from Merriam-Webster. It requires a minimum of fuss to initiate and I have my explanation in no time.
With this new right click-wonder looking up unfamiliar words is growing into second nature resulting in increased text understanding and vocabulary. I've created right click-wonders for looking stuff up in the Merriam-Webster dictionary and thesaurus and for searching Google. As a bonus I've also created a set for bookmarklets to go with them for looking up words you enter yourself.