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 in the following pledgie campaigne: https://pledgie.com/campaigns/30270 ************************************** Changelog: 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

  • (2020-01-09) 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.
  • (2019-10-29) Pablo Escobar: Almost perfect extension, with thouroghly adjusted hotkeys it simplifies worklow a lot. Thank you, been looking for it for so long
  • (2019-10-11) KHEIRA NAIMI: علامة سيد احمد !
  • (2019-10-06) 席文松: 希望能支持中文
  • (2019-10-01) Papa Relos: Very useful extension! I think the Settings Menu/Page is cluttered. It should be more "clean" and easy to use... Other than that a great extension.
  • (2019-09-20) Michel Fessard: Very useful extension! Just would like to add the "copy" command in the list of the popup menu. Thanks a lot!
  • (2019-09-15) Александр Д.: Отмечусь, чтобы не потерять) Нужное расширение!
  • (2019-08-15) aione: 首先,感谢!!! 真希望有中文版,因为不熟悉语言导致很多功能我无法清晰的使用,然后卸载了一次。 这次研究透彻了才发现,我真是蠢,差点错过了我chrome扩展上最好的插件
  • (2019-08-12) 亦可赛艇: Great~!
  • (2019-08-06) zau hap: chrome 76 中无法使用了 Cannot be used in chrome 76 请及时更新,谢谢你 Please update in time, thank you
  • (2019-06-30) Денис Романцев: Сделайте,пожалуйста,пункты меню в виде ссылок.Что бы это работало вместе ezLinkPreview. И тогда можно будет не уходя с текущей страницы посмотреть моментально любую справку во всплывающем окне!!!
  • (2019-06-29) Murat Kaplan: I loved program can you add some new functions? -Popup Column and Row -Popup apper where mouse curser is but i want it is certain place of text, like right down corner with lenght -Is it possibly "copy to clipboard" thank you
  • (2019-06-23) Juan Simón: Muy buena.
  • (2019-05-25) H eko: Great search app.user can custom the style, specified search website, even the activation method of Popup Menu.
  • (2019-05-15) Dauren Amze: не работает, Version 74.0.3729.131 (Official Build) (64-bit)
  • (2019-05-04) Stefane Guevremont: This is THE most functional search tool Extension for Google Chrome. My only comment, it lacks user friendliness. It took me a considerable amount of time to figure out the intricacies of this extension. Overall, it does everything I was looking to do: - Automatic popup menu with direct search of highlighted text - Adding and Customization of New Search Pages - Middle-click to Open Search Pages in a background tab - Customizable hotkeys for each search tool Well done
  • (2019-05-01) TM隊長: chromeの中ではこれが最高だけどfirefoxのSwift Selection Searchのほうが上なんだよなぁ。chromeに移行してくれないかな。
  • (2019-04-22) kktt 007: I want to know , how to add the open url in new tab. Could you please give me some advice? Thank you. ================= the best extension on Firefox is "Swift Selection Search", this extension is so cool .easy to use ,just like Swift Selection Search. but i didn't find the function "search on current website". this is also a useful function.
  • (2019-04-11) F P: Awesome plugin! Almost uninstalled it because I just wanted something to automatically search google when I pressed a hotkey, and binding to "Activate the extension" @ chrome://extensions/shortcuts brought up a menu instead. However; upon exploring the options menu, I found that you can bind multiple hotkeys to individual search engines, which is even better that what I was expecting. Also, the context menu feature is very useful for search engines that you don't want to bind directly to hotkeys. The documentation could be improved to better communicate the available features (more thorough description with a full list of features, show more features in example images, add an overview video), but the plugin itself is excellent!
  • (2019-04-09) Tian Luo: when left-click select the word,the toolbar can not popup。
  • (2019-04-05) Samir Tilazadə: Loved it

Latest issues

  • (2020-01-05, v:0.8.52) Boris Raifler: Submenu improvement proposal
    Currently Submenu is only the place, that contains search engines or internal submenues for this Submenu (submenues lower levels). Hovering such submenu opens it, i.e. shows its items. Is it possible to make Submenu executable, so that the menu itself would also be a search engine and clicking on it would also carry out the search? Such feature will allow not only hovering, but also execution.
  • (2019-12-30, v:0.8.52) Michael G: Offer search suggestions from other search engines, like DuckDuckGo or StartPage
    Currently, search suggestions are provided by Google. For the sake of arguably better suggestions and a little added privacy, I'd like an option for an alternative. The privacy concern is it allows search engines to see what you type even if you don’t perform a search. Compare Google’s and DuckDuckGo’s privacy policy Google:“…it’s logged and anonymized in the same manner as Google web searches. Logs of these suggestion requests are retained for two weeks, after which 2% of the log data is randomly selected, anonymized, and retained in order to improve the suggestion feature.” DuckDuckGo:“To be clear, we don’t collect or share personal information and auto-suggest does not impact that at all. We simply do not associate queries with personal information (e.g. IP addresses) and in fact don't store any of it at all so our auto-suggest doesn't impact your privacy!"
  • (2019-12-04, v:0.8.51) Keaton Drake: Out of Date Jquery
    Good Morning! Seeing if it is possible to update the jquery version from 3.3.1 to the latest version. The current version is vulnerable to Prototype Pollution vulnerabilities.
  • (2019-11-19, v:0.8.51) Steven Anon: Selection Search
    Do you have a firefox version of this extension? There are a lot of clones in the Mozilla Add-Ons section, but can't find anything under your developer name.
  • (2019-11-04, v:0.8.51) КапитаН Холодный: Icons
    Icons do not appear :( If I reinstall the extension and import the old database, they appear. But after changing the parameters they do not appear again. I use the default icons. Avast browser. Otherwise the extension is cool, thanks!
  • (2019-10-24, v:0.8.51) Grün Blau Gelb: Suggestion
    Selection Search is my most used extension in Chrome. Thanks a lot! But there is one thing missing. It would be great if the selected word automatically copies itself to the clipboard.
  • (2019-10-06, v:0.8.51) NineOneEight: Can't see any PDF in Chrome
    I can't view any PDF in Chrome with this extension enabled (0.8.51). It immediately resumes with a refresh when this extension disabled.
  • (2019-10-02, v:0.8.51) Joseph Reckers: Does the icon feature support svg and/or png -> or just ico files
    Greetings! GREAT Plugin!, Does the icon feature support svg and/or png -> or just ico files, and can i store them locally on my machine, if so, what would the url look like? Thanks Again, Joe
  • (2019-09-25, v:0.8.51) Papa Relos: Offer an icon for "Copy" of Selection
    Hello, I would be useful if you offered a "COPY" icon/button along with search engine icons. This way it would be very easy to double click a word, and just click on the icon "COPY" to copy the word(s). All very fast, with just left mouse click (no right click/menu/Copy)
  • (2019-08-28, v:0.8.49) Stefane Guevremont: No more Popup Menu in Text Area?
    I remember there was a way to have the popup menu in textarea without the hotkeys triggering. Now it seems like there is only the hotkeys work in textarea? (ie. Typing / Overwriting selected text in textarea ➔ Triggers the search engine).
  • (2019-08-08, v:0.8.48) Stefane Guevremont: Selection Search not working on every Machine
    2019-08-08 - Something weird is happening. Selection Search works perfectly well on my desktop, but the popup menu shows no icons on my laptop. I played with display resolution (maybe the number of pixels would change Selection Search's appearance). I also exported settings from the desktop to the laptop, thinking maybe there was a syncing problem between the two, but the result stays the same. Any thoughts?
  • (2019-08-07, v:0.8.48) Per Myren: Icons not loading after chrome 76
    If someone is having problems with the icons not loading, it seems to be caused by some custom icon urls that fails to load because of some new security restrictions in Chrome. I will try to release a fix to prevent one bad icon from breaking all icons, but currently a workaround is to find the bad icon url and replace it with another url. It can often be fixed by switching to a "https://" version of the custom icon urls, or leaving the url empty to use the default icon. You probably have to restart chrome after updating the urls for the icons to be reloaded. If you need custom icons, you have to try to figure out what custom icon is causing the problem. Try to remove all custom icon urls and add back one at the time until it breaks. Then you need to find a new icon url for the bad icon. Again, you have to restart Chrome to fix the broken icons after fixing the urls.
  • (2019-08-04, v:0.8.48) Andrei Orasanu: No icons showing
    No icons appear anymore, it doesn't matter if you enter the *.ico path or just leave the default. Please fix it.


4.6857 (455 votes)
Last update / version
2019-12-10 / 0.8.52
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