Google got a little smarter once again this week. Now, if you search for something that Google knows has a step-by-step answer, it will show those steps to you above the search results.
For example, if you search
gmail export contacts, Google will give you step-by-step instructions for exporting your address book. It works for non-Google stuff, too -- weblog Google Operating System notes that you can even search for things like
how to remove a popcorn ceiling or
how to boil eggs. You'll probably have to click the first link for more info, but at least it will give you a good idea of what the process involves.
Google Shows Step-by-Step Instructions [Google Operating System]