Context menu search web-ext for FF 57+
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ContextSearch web-ext

Load your current search engines into a context menu for easily searching selected text. FF 57+ compatible. Written as a simple replacement for Ben Basson's Context Search.

Big thanks to CanisLupus for his mozlz4 decompression script

Quick Start

ContextSearch web-ext comes preloaded with some of the most popular search engines. No setup required.

Search using the context menu

  • Select some text and right-click to bring up the context menu
  • Expand the menu item Search for ...and click the desired search engine from the list that appears.

The search results can be displayed in a number of ways depending on the key held while clicking the search engine.

Defaults:

  • Click -> Open In New Tab
  • Click + Shift -> Open In New Window
  • Click + Ctrl -> Open In Background Tab

These settings can be customized from ContextSearch web-ext Options -> Context Menu -> Search Actions

Search using the Quick Menu

The Quick Menu is a robust popup menu that can be used to perform search actiosn not available to the context menu

  • Select text and hold down the right mouse button until the menu appears
  • Click the icon for the desired search engine

The search results can be displayed in a number of ways depending on the button used or key held while clicking the search engine.

Defaults:

  • Left Click -> Open In New Tab
  • Middle Click -> Open In Background Tab
  • Right Click -> Open In Current Tab
  • Click + Shift -> Open In New Window
  • Click + Ctrl -> Open In Background Tab
  • Click + Alt -> Keep Menu Open

These settings can be customized from ContextSearch web-ext Options -> Quick Menu -> Search Actions

Adding Search Engines

Most websites that have an embeded search bar can be added to the list of search engines in ContextSearch web-ext using the Add Custom Search option from the context menu.

  • Open the website you want to add a search engine for
  • Right-click on the search bar in the page to open the context menu
  • Select the menu item Add Custom Search to open the Add Custom Search dialog box
  • Click Add