extension ExtPose

Selection Search

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Search for the selected text in search engines

Image from store Selection Search
Description from store With this extension you can easily search for text you have selected. When some text is selected you can left click the selected text to get a popup where you can choose a search engine to search with. In the options page you can customize the look of the menu, which mouse button that should activate the menu, which search engines to show, and a lot of other things. ************************************** When you install this extension you will get a warning that this extension can: "Access your data on all websites." This is needed because the code for the popup-menu needs to be added to every website for it to work. ************************************** If you want to report a bug/issue, please use the following site: https://github.com/Pitmairen/selection-search/issues Alternatively you can use the support section on this site (chrome web store), but I get no notifications about new posts, so I may not notice the message. ************************************** Source code: https://github.com/Pitmairen/selection-search ************************************** Donations: Some people have asked for ways to make donations to the project. If you want to make a donation you can do so by buying me a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/pitmairen ************************************** Changelog: 0.8.56 - Added special search engine marker for sites requiring encodings other than UTF-8. Simply append {SPECIALENCODING} to the end of the search engine url. This enables the feature and the browser should be able to auto detect the correct encoding. 0.8.55: - Possible fix for freezing tabs for searches opened in new foreground tab 0.8.54: - Revert escape feature (}) added in previous release. This broke some search placeholders. 0.8.53: - Added option to open search in new window - Make it possible to add search url to the submenu root item. If a search url is added it will open when clicking the submenu root item, unless the openall on click option is checked. - Improved replacement of bracket placeholders ({%s}). If "}" must be used inside the placeholder it can now be escaped using "}". - Improved regexp placeholder replace converter. The old "re:" converter still works for backwards compatibility. The new improved converter is called "replace:", and is documented under "More Variables" at the top of the options page. 0.8.52: - Upgraded to latest jquery version to get latest security fixes 0.8.51: - Fix issue with saving changed settings on options page 0.8.50: - Reverted change in last release to disable double click activator in input elements. Added this as an option instead. - Added option to hide popup on document scroll event 0.8.49: - Fix icons failing to loading in Chrome 76 - Copy raw selection (preserves whitespace) when using the special COPY search engine - Disable double click activator in input elements 0.8.48: - Moved data storage from localStorage to chrome.storage.local to prevent data from getting lost when clearing browser cache (Reported on firefox). Should not change the behaviour of the extension for the user. 0.8.47: - Added regular expression selection converter. See under "More Variables" on options page. - Added option to turn in-site popup blacklist into a whitelist. - Improved toolbar popup support for older chrome versions. 0.8.46: - Replace newlines in selection with spaces 0.8.45: - Added option to allow the popup to open when there are newlines in the selection. Only affects the inline popup and toolbar popup. 0.8.44: - Fix bug that prevented sub menus from being dragged/moved on the options page 0.8.43: - Enable the search engine hotkeys even when the inline popup menu is disabled 0.8.42: - Fixed bug where the popup could not be opened with the click activator when the "open on double click" option was active - Fixed options page reloading when checking the circular menu option 0.8.41: - Fix potential bug on options page when opening the options page with an empty database 0.8.40: - No new features, only internal changes and tweaks for better compatibility with other browsers - Updated to use newer notifications api for better compatibility with other browsers - Updated JQuery version - A firefox version of the extension is now available 0.8.39: - Added optional search suggestions to the toolbar popup - Fixed some issues with the special COPY and Domain(%s) search engines in the toolbar popup 0.8.38: - Fixed mycroftproject integration. The integration failed to work after mycroftproject switched to use https. (You may get a new warning about the permissions required by this extension, as described above, because the permissions had to be updated to make the mycrof integration load in the https version of the site.) 0.8.37: - Added toolbar popup when clicking the selection search icon next to the address bar in the upper right corner or chorme. The popup can be enabled/disabled on the options page. 0.8.36: - Disable search hotkeys in inputs/textareas if "Show in inputs and textareas" option is unchecked 0.8.35: - Added raw search engine placeholder which does not encode the selected text before inserting it into the search url 0.8.34: - Fixed bug in context menu where the open all option for a sub menu did not work together with the don't show menu option 0.8.33: - Added help text about encoding when using POST searches. 0.8.32: - Added support for search engine placeholders with converters. E.g. {%s|upper} and {%s|lower} will tranform the selection to all upper case or all lower case respectively. - Updated the service url where the search engine icons are loaded from. 0.8.31: - Fixed bug on options page where the content in the some search engine fields (name, search url, icon url) would disappear if the double quote character appeared in any of those fields. 0.8.30: - Made the special "open selected url" search engine (when using only '%s' as search engine to open non-hyperlinked urls in a webpage) use the same settings as other search engines with respect to opening the result in new tab or not. 0.8.29: - Added option to enable auto activator in inputs and textareas 0.8.28: - Some improvements to the save button on the options page - Auto close search engine options popup on options page when clicking outside page - Bugfix: Don't follow the link when clicking on a submenu without the "open all" option enabled 0.8.27 - Added configurable delay for opening the popup when using the auto popup activator 0.8.26: - Make the popup work in older versions of Chrome that don't support Shadow DOM 0.8.25: - Change to use closed shadow dom for the popup to prevent the websites from beeing able to seeing the search engines a user has installed. - Added option to allow single search engines to negate the global "open in new tab" option. 0.8.24: - Changed the default popup activation button to left mouse button. This was done because google is threatening to remove the extension from the web store because they claim it "does not work". 0.8.23: - Added keyboard hotkeys to activate search engines. (Click wrench next to search engine) 0.8.22: - Added experimental support for cyrillic encoding of the search placeholder. This can be used by using the following placeholder in the url: {%(CP1251)s} 0.8.21: - Added optional auto hiding of the popup if it has not been used after a configurable delay. The setting can be found under the advanced settings in the popup section on the options page. 0.8.20: - Fixed bug in Keyboard+Mouse activator where the popup would trigger without holding the keyboard key when returning to the page after the page lost focus because of certain keyboard shortcuts. (thanks bijancamp on github.com) - Improved icon quality for users with high density display. (thanks to bijancamp on github.com) 0.8.19: - Added option to open searches in incognito mode 0.8.18: - Fixed bug where an erroneous colon (:) was added to the end of the HOST_NAME variable when using the context menu search 0.8.17: - Added a blacklist to be able to disable the popup on specific sites 0.8.16: - Fixed POST searches in new versions of chrome. 0.8.15: - Fixed bug introduced in the last release that caused the icons to disappear 0.8.14: - Added option to set a limit on the length of the selection that will activate the popup 0.8.13: - Fix visual bug in search engine list on options page - Fix bug in context menu when used the "openall" option - Fix separator alignment in icon only styles - Added option to sort search engines by usage count 0.8.12: - Fix POST searches which are no linger double urlencoded - Remove the the {%-s} added in the previouse release which is no longer needed 0.8.11 - Added new placeholder that don't encode spaces {%-s} 0.8.10: - Added option to show the popup directly without the button when using the auto activator. (thanks to bijancamp on github.com) - Added option to configure how the popup is repositioned when it hits the edge of the window. This can be configured using CSS config options. (thanks to bijancamp on github.com) - Some changes to the circular menu 0.8.9: - Add experimental circular menu 0.8.8: - Treat content editable elements the same as textareas and input elements (thanks to bijancamp on github.com) - Add option to show tooltips when hovering the search engines in the popup - Fix for sub menus not showing first item when using the "No selection" style 0.8.7: - Add option to position the auto popup button relative to the mouse - Fix preview of the auto popup button on options page 0.8.6: - Try to reload icons if they don't load the first time 0.8.5: - Revert the old way where the popup would not open when there was a newline in the selection. - Prevent the menu from wrapping when the menu hits the edge of the page - Set default text direction to left to right. 0.8.4: - Fix loading of sub menu icons. - Fix styling of sub menus. The css has also changed a little bit so custom styling may need to be updated. 0.8.3 - Fix icon scaling. 0.8.2 - Fix bug in the icon loading introduced in the previous version. 0.8.1: -Big rewrite of a lot of the code. It now uses a shadow DOM to prevent interference to/from the page where the popup is inserted. The code should also be cleaner. -Fix for extension breaking search in the pdfviewer. -The way the icons are loaded have changed so there should no longer be warings about unsafe content on https pages. So the option to remove icons from https pages was removed. -Prevent links from opening when selection is on a link. 0.7.26: -Fix popup preview on options page -Fix icon alignment 0.7.25: -Allow to run on file:// urls. -Make copy work in sub menus when open all is clicked. 0.7.24: -Added option to use multiple activators. 0.7.23: -Added possibility to specify if a new tab should be opened in the background or foreground for individual search engines. 0.7.21/22: -Added additional placeholder "{%+s}" that replaces spaces with + -Changed the way the search engines are stored to increase the number of search engines that can be synced. 0.7.20: -Add option to disable javascript effects. (Fade in/out of popup menu) 0.7.19: -Add better error message. 0.7.18: -Fixed POST searches. 0.7.17: -Removed unneeded permissions. The tabs and clipboard was not actually needed. 0.7.16: -Added option to modified the position of tabs when opening a new tab. 0.7.15: -Added a COPY option to copy selection to the clipboard. (See under "More variables" on the options page) -Added an option to open the popup on double click. (Under "Advanced settings") 0.7.14: -Added CURRENT_DOMAIN as a variable to the icon url. The favicon from the current domain will be used. 0.7.13: -Added synchronization of search engines and settings 0.7.12: -Fix mycroft search -Update to manifest version 2 0.7.11: -Updated jquery 0.7.10: -Added option to disable the CTRL+ALT+click shortcut for adding search engines. It can sometimes be buggy so if you don't use it you can now disable it. 0.7.9: -Make the search engines in the popup menu open in background tabs if "Open search in background tab" is checked. -Added %PAGE_QUERY_STRING and %PAGE_QS_VAR(name) variables. (Only useful for advanced usage) 0.7.8: -Added option to close popup after click on a search engine. You find it under "Popup Menu" at the bottom of "Advanced Settings". 0.7.6, 0.7.7: -Changed the way icons are loaded to prevent it from affecting the page load time. 0.7.4, 0.7.5: -Fixed bug in newer versions of chrome. 0.7.3: -Fixed mycroft.mozdev.org bug. 0.7.2: -Added option to open all search engines in a submenu. 0.7.1: -Added submenus -Added separators **** If the submenus or separators don't look correct, you should try to reload you menu style. You can reload the style by reselecting the style you are using and save. **** 0.6.0: -Separated the context menu and the popup. They can now be used simultaneously. 0.5.9: -Fixed bug with "Show in inputs and textareas" option, introduced by chrome 11. 0.5.8: -Added more search-url variables: %PAGE_HOST, %PAGE_URL, %PAGE_ORIGIN 0.5.7: -Fix to prevent breaking evernote.com 0.5.6: -Fix error with export of settings when settings contains special characters. 0.5.5: - Added export and import of settings and search engines 0.5.4: - POST engines should now work a little better and they now also work with the context-menu option. 0.5.3: - Fix for problem with POST engines with Chrome 9. 0.5.2: - Added a new menu activation method. You can now configure a keyboard shortcut + a mouse button to activate the menu. For example Ctrl+left click, Ctrl+Shift+right click etc. 0.5.1: - Fixed failing acid3 test - Fixed "Insert Image" lab feature in Gmail. - Changed options styling 0.5.0: -Added option to show the search engines in the context menu (right click menu). It can be changed in the options under "Menu Activation". 0.4.5: -Its now possible to select text in inputs and textareas and do a search. You have to CTRL+click inside the input or textarea to show the popup. 0.4.4: -Small change to allow opening of urls with the special search engine: "%s" 0.4.3: -It should now work better with sites that use different encodings, but it's not 100% perfect. 0.4.2: -Added option to remove icons from popup to prevent insecure content warnings. -It now works better on pages that use frames. 0.4.1: -Search engines that are using the POST method is now supported. -New search engines can be added by holding ctrl+alt and clicking on the search input in a form -The selected text can now be edited in the popup. 0.3.2: -Added reordering of the search engines 0.3.1: -It's now possible to add search engines from http://mycroft.mozdev.org 0.2.2: -Some small changes 0.2.1: -Added option to automatically open menu when text is selected. -Some other changes and it should work much better now. 0.1.6: -doubleclick selection with left button should work now 0.1.5: -fixed error in version 0.1.4 0.1.4: -Added option to open search in new tab 0.1.3: -Now it works better when text is selected with double click (but only when middle click is used to activate menu) -Added some predefined styles in the options page 0.1.2: -Changed how the custom css is added

Latest reviews

  • (2020-07-22) Zhan Arno: Спасибо. Упрощает поиск и экономит время.
  • (2020-07-15) Up Down: can't search by image
  • (2020-07-06) Maria Mendoza: It is a very good application, just a suggestion: Create a command to search directly for that word.
  • (2020-06-29) Waleed Khalid: great extension
  • (2020-04-16) Hanjeong Jo: 고맙습니다.
  • (2020-04-11) fish fat: 有没有大佬,求汉化。 Seek Chinese version,Thank you.
  • (2020-04-08) Birgit Jensen: One of my essential productivity tools. A quick double click with the mouse and I'm a split second away from my favorite search engines or websites. You can customize which sites to use and modify the app's behavior to suit your personal needs. Highly recommended!
  • (2020-03-26) George Mag: I am amazed by this extension. It works flawlessly and save me lots of time when browsing. it is my absolute best extension and the reason I use Chrome
  • (2020-03-23) 阿部伸治: これがやりたかった。いちいち左クリック押すのが面倒だったので便利です。欲を言えば、文章コピーの項目も設定できるとさらに良いですね。
  • (2020-03-19) Rubén García: I'm having problem to use the extension in chrome 80 and above, all the setting s are gone and even if search engines appear in the menu, search is not working.
  • (2020-03-19) Daniel Yin: Good job supporting POST Method! 支持POST模式发送搜索关键字太棒啦!
  • (2020-02-28) E. P.: Пожалуй, лучшее расширение для поиска для Хромоклонов.
  • (2020-02-25) lakira plus: Super great!!! solved my problem of switching between multiple search engines, thanks to the developers!!!
  • (2020-02-23) Kevin Wei: The best, way better than other search extensions!
  • (2020-02-21) 漫游挨踢: This plug-in is great, but it block search bar to predict user input. Of course, sometimes.
  • (2020-02-16) Mad Husky: 原来的Universal Search & IE8 Accelerators作者早就弃更了,解压后,自己改了一些东西,终于能用了。现在终于找到替代品了,完美!
  • (2020-02-12) Wen Wen Liang: 我需要中文设置,谁汉化下!!!谢谢!!!
  • (2020-02-08) Stephen Andrews: I LOVE this extension. I have one gripe. It says on the Overview "Access your data on all websites." -This is needed because the code for the popup-menu needs to be added to every website for it to work. I REALLY want to get the guys at the office to install this because it would help with productivity so much. But the powers that be a security crazy. I don't even want to use the popup feature! I'd love if there were a slimmed down version of this extension that wouldn't need that permission.
  • (2020-02-06) Dmitry Novikov: Been using this for years, but forgot to rate it :) Best of all of the kind.
  • (2020-02-06) Mark K: You are my hero! This is so, so, so useful and so convenient! I use it to show a dozen of search engines in an icons-only popup on middle click. And it saves so much trouble of having to go through right-click menu's submenues, and makes the whole experience so much more pleasant! Thank you so much!
  • (2020-01-09) Larbi Ouchene: Very useful extension, i love it !
  • (2020-01-05) Boris Raifler: Excellent extension! Thank you!
  • (2020-01-04) Gohi: 冷门但非常牛逼的搜索引擎拓展
  • (2019-12-04) Chil Cooper: very good,just need to learn how to use :)
  • (2019-11-20) Em vi em: For me, compared to Select Search, this extension (Selection Search) has the main advantage of syncing of current search engine settings. But I noticed that this extension might be causing a freeze. For instance, I select a word to search it in an online dictionary in a new tab. But when the new search tab opens and starts to load (and even after it is loaded) the tab content is frozen (cant't scroll or click on anything). To test, I repeated this many times and tried the same with Select Search, and it didn't cause the freezing, which I suspect Selection Search causes.

Latest issues

  • (2020-07-31, v:0.8.56) Jon: Wall of text selected, not able to deselect.
    Usually when selecting text on pages, you have to move above or below the "line" on which the selected text is placed in order to click off and deselect the text. So if I accidentally select a wall of text - suppose the entire site - there is no way to click off and deselect text. The only resort is to refresh the web page. Would be nice if I could click anywhere on the page, as long as not clicking directly on selected text, in order to deselect.
  • (2020-07-22, v:0.8.56) Zhan Arno: Change the icon in the toolbar.
    http://prntscr.com/tmmrqp Hey. Poorly visible plugin icon in the toolbar in dark mode. It would be cool to replace it with another one. Thank.
  • (2020-07-02, v:0.8.56) Rody: Some websites have garbled characters in the custom search Chinese, how to solve it
    For example, the e-commerce department website Alibaba, Ju-Ban custom search %s, the search text will appear garbled words, no problem with letters, before using the custom search of Maxthon browser plus %us, it will not be garbled, this I don't know how to solve the problem, thank the author
  • (2020-07-02, v:0.8.56) Rody: 有些网站的自定义搜索中文会出现乱码字,怎么解决
  • (2020-06-30, v:0.8.56) John Bhakta: Https, Gmail, and Drive
    Is there anything that I should be concerned about for creating search engines? Such as: https://mail.google.com/mail/ca/u/0/#apps/%s
  • (2020-06-13, v:0.8.56) Aaron Wang: Love this extension and want support transfer this one to Chinese language. thanks !
    Love this extension and want support transfer this one to Chinese language. thanks !
  • (2020-05-31, v:0.8.56) Patrick Oort: Hotkey
    Hi there, this is a great tool, but when using an hotkey like enter (shows return instead of enter), it doens't work. Maybe important to know: I've also tried it with a different tool, which does show enter instead of return and works without any issue. Hopefully you'll be able to make this change, then I'll be very happy, as I'm using search very frequent for my work :) Best regards, Patrick Oort
  • (2020-05-17, v:0.8.56) Mitchell Dickerman: Auto copy selected text
    Thanks for a great extension, love the popup search options. Is there an option to automatically copy the selected text to the clipboard?
  • (2020-04-30, v:0.8.55) Дмитрий Кылчик_06.06: Is multiple search possible?
    Hello, first of, the extension is awesome! Thanks a lot! A question is - is it possible to make it search a selected text in two or more search engines simultaneously in one click.
  • (2020-04-27, v:0.8.55) Joost Dancet: Use as a dictionary
    Dir Sir You have created a wonderful extension! I have written a page on how to use your extension as a multiple dictionary for my students of Dutch (immigrants in my country): https://okanbrugge.wordpress.com/pop-upwoordenboek/ Of course these students can download the extension and follow my instructions (thanks to Google Translate even in their native language). My question: is it possible to distribute my settings - so that these young people can immediately start using the double click dictionaries? Kind regards Joost
  • (2020-04-22, v:0.8.55) David Ghazy: Searching Crunchbase
    Hello, love this extension, should be part of any browsing experience. It reduced my copy paste by large percent helping me be more productive. I am trying to add search fro Crunchbase but unable to get it to work. Tired the following search urls: http://crunchbase.com/textsearch?q=%s http://crunchbase.com/textsearch{POSTARGS}q=%s http://crunchbase.com/textsearch{POSTARGS}?q=%s Can you please see if you can help. Thanks, David.
  • (2020-04-15, v:0.8.55) Andrei Orasanu: Again favicons are randomly not showing
    Google, wikipedia, youtube; DuckDuckGo and Yandex are showing...
  • (2020-03-26, v:0.8.55) George Mag: Hello! what a great extension!!!
    is there a version available for Safari???
  • (2020-03-09, v:0.8.55) George Mag: IMDB icon URL
    Hello. Your extension is the most used aspect on my browsing life. I thanks you for that!!! Can you please help me? I Have set a custom search with IMDB and works fine but I cannot make it show the icon in the pop up menu. what icon URL should I use? thank you again for this wonderful extension.
  • (2020-03-03, v:0.8.55) olso emoze: how to search text with & sign?
    how to search text with & sign?
  • (2020-02-28, v:0.8.55) E. P.: light icon
    Please add a light icon for dark themes. On a dark background, the icon of your extension is almost invisible...
  • (2020-02-18, v:0.8.55) xyz xyz: open tab freezes frequently for about (long) 10 seconds
    With the new version 0.8.55 there is no more freezing in the tabs (as far as I could tell now)! It seems that everything works perfectly again! Thanks a lot for your efforts and for this really great extension! Chapeau!
  • (2020-02-18, v:0.8.54) mailong liu: Hope to add image search function
    Hope to add image search function
  • (2020-02-17, v:0.8.54) Mad Husky: some advice on toolbar popup
    This is a great extension, but I have some advice here. 1. please add "press esc button to close toobar popup", sometimes you input the search query halfway, don't want to search it, it would be convenient. 2. when the search query is simplified Chinese type, and the queary length >= 3, cannot use the hotkey via toolbar popup. 3. please keep the search query in the toolbar popup, because you would search it by different serch engine, so next time you don't need to type it.
  • (2020-02-03, v:0.8.53) kawa saky: Latest version broke the {%+s}
    Latest version don't work anymore with the {%+s} wildcard to search with word1+word2 on pages that don't use the %20
  • (2020-02-01, v:0.8.53) Andrew Messiah: Copy Option
    Please add a 'copy' option (as in copy and paste)!!
  • (2020-01-31, v:0.8.53) xyz xyz: open tab freezes frequently for about (long) 10 seconds
    (Chrome Browser Version 79.0.3945.130; Selection Search Version 0.8.53) I have exactly the same problem as some others have already described: "..I noticed that the extension might be causing a freeze. For instance, I select a word to search it in an online dictionary in a new tab. But when the new search tab opens and starts to load (and even after it is loaded) the tab content is frozen (cant't scroll or click on anything). To test, I repeated this many times and tried the same with Select Search, and it didn't cause the freezing, which I suspect Selection Search causes.....The freeze lasts for several seconds." This behaviour has been going on for about 2 months now, despite always up-to-date versions and even after completely reinstalling the Chrome Browser and default settings in Selection Search and deactivating all other extensions. Please solve the problem - thank you very much! Kind regards
  • (2020-01-26, v:0.8.52) Boris Raifler: Submenu improvement proposal
    I registered to Github and entered the https://github.com/Pitmairen/selection-search. In the closest time I'll write my proposals in your github page. But because I have no experience in github writting, it might happen, that I wrote them in non appropriate place.
  • (2020-01-24, v:0.8.52) Boris Raifler: Is it possible to set search url to APPEND?
    Per Myren wrote: "If you add a new search engine and set the search url to COPY, it should do what you want.". Is it possible to set search url to APPEND? I mean the same as COPY, but selected test will be appended to clipboard instead replacing
  • (2020-01-24, v:0.8.52) Stefane Guevremont: Enhancement Suggestion - Open in new Chrome Window
    Not sure if this is even possible, but having an option to open certain search engines in a new chrome window would be sweet (checkbox item in the wrench menu).


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4.6947 (475 votes)
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2020-05-03 / 0.8.56
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