The new Accelerators in Internet Explorer 8 help you quickly perform your everyday browsing tasks without navigating to other websites to get things done. Simply highlight text from any webpage, and then click on the blue Accelerator icon that appears above your selection to obtain driving directions, translate and define words, email content to others, search with ease, and more.
For example, with the “Map with Live Maps” Accelerator in Internet Explorer 8, you can get an in-place view of a map displayed directly on the page.
Here is a nice tutorial written by forum member manekari on how to create your own custom Accelerator for Internet Explorer 8. Do check it out !
And speaking of Accelerators, you can add The Windows Club accelerator to your IE 8, if you’d like to! Thanks for this manekari!