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Universal Search & IE8 Accelerators
Universal Search & IE8 Accelerators is a bit of a jack-of-all-trades search extension. I only use it for a fraction of what it can do. When I first moved to Chrome, I bemoaned the lack of a dedicated search bar. Sure, I could use the omnibox to search Google, but anything else required adding extensions and typing codes prior to the search string. Doable, but a pain.
Enter Universal Search & IE8 Accelerators. With this tool, you get something like the Firefox search box, but you also get context-sensitive right-click menu search, which is what I use constantly. I find it even faster than the old Firefox search box, and it's configurable as well.
How often used: Most days.
Live without it factor: There are other search tools in Chrome, but I've found this one works the best for me.