extension ExtPose

Select Search (delisted)

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Offers to make a quick search in google or other websites using the selected text.

Image from store Select Search
Description from store When you select some text, it pops up a non intrusive baloon which allows you to do a search in google, wikipedia or twitter. I wrote it because FasterFox (aka SmarterFox, aka FastestChrome) took time to be ported to Chrome and I love this feature. Moreover, there is some differences in Select Search wrt FasterFox: - Baloon positioning rule is different, in particular the box is always accessible - There is more search possibilities - The baloon is also active on text fields. - The baloon disapears as soon as you hit a key or after a period of inactivity. - You can set transparency, order of the icons, number of rows, method of opening (new tab in background, new trab in front, same tab, only one new tab). - I keep your settings between two updates and I guarantee you REAL PRIVACY (no requests to external servers unlike FasterChrome). Security warnings are because the extension is active on all web pages so I could log your history , but I DO NOT. Note that you have to reload a page before having the baloon and the extension is disabled on chrome extension pages. Note on local favicons for personalized search engines : due to new security measures by google I'm not sure to be able to do it with an upload form. Nevertheless you should be able to use a path like file://path_on_your_computer/your_favicon.ico --------- Changelog ---------- 1.4.7 Google manifest v2 migration 1.4.6 polish websites 1.4.5 Google translate added 1.4.0 adding two custom search fields 1.3.2 .co.za 1.3.0 copy to clipboard (require new permission), better direct link support 1.2.27 .co.uk 1.2.21 nzbindexnl 1.2.19 direct opening of selected text in new link (see options). 1.2.18 google.com.au added 1.2.17 Ru added. May have encoding problems on non utf8 pages. 1.2.16 Flickr, Geograph.org.uk 1.2.14 Better internationalization, Youtube search. 1.2.13 Added Google Maps, Ebay, Binsearch and Facebook, more options available. 1.2.6. Twitter, transparency and number of cols setting in options. 1.2.5. Inclusion of jquery, possibility to select the order of the boxes in Options pages. 1.2.1. Feature about tabs asked by anonymous have been added in. 1.1.8. Fix of mr.gruev included with thanks to him.

Latest reviews

  • (2022-01-15) Person 1: Make the UI more modern with dark mode. Then it would be perfect.
  • (2021-08-01) Alex Wright: Firstly, I really rate this extension and used to use it all the time, so everything I write below I say while respecting the original developer. However there were a couple of things about the extension that bugged me. First of all, it does not sync user preferences across different computers. So if you sign in to Chrome on a new computer, Chrome will install the extension but your settings will have changed back to default. It's a small thing but it bugged me because I did not like the default multiple-icon popup and always used the extension with only one search icon. Also the settings page I found to be a bit clunky and outdated, and even some of the default icons are now old and outdated. As a hobby I write Chrome extensions and seeing as this extension had not been updated since 2013, I thought I would produce something that meets my own needs with some enhanced features. It is called "One Click Search". It is fairly basic but it fits my needs and if it gets popular I am open to adding new features. You can find it at https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/one-click-search/eaafadnjnjkpfeoghedeoadlnebaccbg Thanks for reading
  • (2021-06-26) giskard lucy: If this project open source? Where is the repo? I can fix some bugs.
  • (2020-12-12) Dimo Diakov: Great app, but please fix that upon selecting a word, the pop-up appears in two lines instead of in one, also when, in the extension options, the maximum columns are set to be more than the actual number of used search options.
  • (2020-07-27) John Doe: Still using it in 2020. Perfect, nice personalization with many sites (it should include some instructions).
  • (2020-04-08) Carl Jiu: Doesn't work for Brave.
  • (2020-03-17) Adrian Suchocki: Great extension, can you add a Bing search engine to choose from? Or how can I do it myself?
  • (2019-02-02) Cambio Ahora YA: Se superpone al texto seleccionado, provocando acciones no deseadas.
  • (2018-10-08) Steven Gee: I've used this tool for a very long time, the best feature I use is its customization capability.
  • (2018-04-15) Jiang-Nan Zheng: Best extension for select-search! Uninstalled several frequently-used right tab search extensions.
  • (2017-10-16) Troy Smash: Great idea, terrible execution. After you highlight something you cant select anything other than the stupid popup for the extension.
  • (2017-05-02) Razvan Florentin Popescu: IT DOESNT compare with opera default select, which even converts money. but its decent. sadly there is little customization available design wise. wouldve loved to have them bigger currently is the best option . selection search is missing clipboard and other features
  • (2017-02-17) Alessandro P: this crap is too invasive it also appears in search box
  • (2017-02-16) Onome P: Would be so much nicer if you could export and import settings. It's not fun redoing all your work each time. Would also be great to be able to disable it on certain sites.
  • (2016-12-22) Absolon: Sad this is a dead project since it had very nice potential...
  • (2016-09-22) Ragaar Ashnod: The option to change the Maximum number of columns doesn't cooperate. Once I add two {tested with two to four} services it drops the last service to a second row. I wanted to use four services and have adjusted the columns a few times: setting it to 4, 10, 40, and 100. This is a pretty big problem, since the popup's offset overlaps with the text that I have selected making it impossible to triple-click and select a paragraph. I don't think I'd have any issues if the columns were fixed, or the popup's offset was adjusted so it didn't sit on the selected text.
  • (2016-06-17) Dragan Kuruc: .
  • (2016-04-25) Александр Шкурко: please, add setting for possition of baloon i.e. I want to select from some variants where baloon apears relative to selected text (top, bottom, right, left), probably some combinations and distance from text I have other extensions that also shows me a ballon and these two ballons overlap each other e.g. You can test with google translate
  • (2016-04-22) Pete: Found a better alternative to this, it's called Selection Search. Since this hasn't been updated in almost 3 years, and is missing some nice features that are in Selection Search (especially syncing search engines), I'm uninstalling this.
  • (2015-11-21) Kon Radical: Nice addon. Good alternative to the no longer around fasterfox (chrome) addon. I have one problem though. I have a dictionary addon (by google) and when I double click a word, first this addon appears and then googles dictionary app (shows me definitions) overlaps this addon. (Pain in the but) As a work around though, Iv changed a setting in the dictionary addon to make it only appear when I hold the CTRL button. Maybe this app could use a setting allowing the user to set where the popup box should appear? (Bellow or above the selected word?)
  • (2015-11-03) jorge luis: funciona bien, y se puede configurar mas buscadores de paginas
  • (2015-09-12) При выделение текста на некоторых сайтах пропадает возможность копировать выделенный текст.Если выключить Select Search то меню копировать есть.
  • (2015-09-09) Guz GP: С тех пор как сдохло расширение smarterfox (по виду идентичное с этим) настали темные времена. Мучился ужасно. Но, вот оно пришло в ином обличьи и я снова счастлив!! Это лучшее, что может быть для хрома!!! Спасибо разработчикам!
  • (2015-08-11) Christoph Kuhn: Super! But it would be helpful if the bubble doesn't appear if you mark text in a textbox while you're typing. Because with the Bubble you can't copy and paste. Than this Addin would be perfect. Can you solve this Problem ?
  • (2015-08-07) Mayank Patel: i was in search of this type of extension when google has disabled fastestfox extension... it is better than fastestfox... can u plz add the dictionary option... or how to add some dictionary related website to direct search a highlighted word... plz help me out... and plz add INDIA.. .IN thanks...
  • (2015-07-12) Marta Lytvynenko: tried it as some substitute to FastestFox. very nice, many customizable fields are great. but why it blocks normal right click?.. I haven't found any possibility to unblock it in settings. it's impossible to use it when it acts this way.
  • (2015-07-05) Tran Khoa: this ex is amazinggggggggggggggggggggg
  • (2015-06-19) Dju: Une des meilleurs extensions que j'utilise,good job !
  • (2015-06-19) Alfonso Beliz: Incredibly useful and FAST extension. I spent almost 2 hours looking and trying different similar extensions but this was exactly what I was looking for. Thank you!!
  • (2015-06-09) Артём Никитин: Задумано хорошо и удобно. но, к сожалению, не работает на многих сайтах (которые в адресной строке не прописывают искомое слово). поэтому пока "тройка". но если все сделают, будут лучшими.
  • (2015-05-22) genau das , was ich suchte !!!

Latest issues

  • (2021-12-03, v:1.5.20) Adrian Suchocki: Duck?
    hello how can I add Duckduckgo to the search engine?
  • (2021-03-01, v:1.5.20) Adrian Suchocki: DUCKDUCKGO
    hello how can I add Duckduckgo to the search engine?
  • (2020-03-17, v:1.5.20) Adrian Suchocki: Bing
    How can I add a search via Bing?
  • (2019-09-26, v:1.5.20) Rob Gibson: Copy option in popup?
    Hi, is there any interest in adding an option to copy selected text to the clipboard in the popup? If there is, please add my name to the list.
  • (2018-10-19, v:1.5.20) Andrzej Grondys: my own icon don't show
    In options, the preview of the ballon show my icon, but on the web site, stil i don't see. I use icon from my local disk with that path: file://c:\filmweb.ico Before in extension manager, i enable access to url
  • (2018-09-13, v:1.5.20) Dominique Durand: Add Qwant search
    Hello, I'd like to know how to add Qwant Search on Select Search ? Thanks by advance.
  • (2018-08-19, v:1.5.20) DxM.C-M Japan: Can't regist Amazon.co.jp
    Fabicon is no problem. But search URL will be set up with another custom URL duplicate.
  • (2018-02-23, v:1.5.20) deliman serik: niye çevir
    burda yok
  • (2017-09-08, v:1.5.20) Michael McLoughlin: eBay UK?
    Hi, you included every eBay marketplace except .co.uk?
  • (2017-03-20, v:1.5.20) translation
    Can You add the italian language for the search and options? Thnk You
  • (2017-01-21, v:1.5.20) Robert Nazareno: Adding more search engines
    Can you add the option to add more search engines.
  • (2016-11-02, v:1.5.20) Absolon: Local favicons doesn't work
    Hi, if you have more the 3 in a row the custom enginge's stop working. I noticed that they also add a "searchToken" after the word that I search. It shows fine in settings but not on a webpage where the local are empty boxes and doesn't respond to clicks. Doesn't work at all with local favicons and not with web-favicons except for one from Freedictionary (but the searchToken is still there. Also getting the google.fr problem again. Any idea? I really love your extension and I hope you can figure out what is wrong with this? They are so handy, just like on FF :)
  • (2016-11-01, v:1.5.20) Mars Yu: export
    HI.... how to export the setting if I want to change PC? thanks


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4.3 (150 votes)
Last update / version
2013-02-20 / 1.5.20
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