Search for the selected text in search engines
With this extension you can easily search for text you have selected. When some text is selected you can click the text to get a popup where you can choose a search engine to search with.
You can customize look of the menu, which mouse button to activate the menu with and which search engines to show.
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 use the support section:
-Fixed POST searches.
-Removed unneeded permissions. The tabs and clipboard was not actually needed.
-Added option to modified the position of tabs when opening a new tab.
-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")
-Added CURRENT_DOMAIN as a variable to the icon url. The favicon from the current domain will be used.
-Added synchronization of search engines and settings
-Fix mycroft search
-Update to manifest version 2
-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.
-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)
-Added option to close popup after click on a search engine. You find it under "Popup Menu" at the bottom of "Advanced Settings".
-Changed the way icons are loaded to prevent it from affecting the page load time.
-Fixed bug in newer versions of chrome.
-Fixed mycroft.mozdev.org bug.
-Added option to open all search engines in a submenu.
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.
-Separated the context menu and the popup. They can now be used simultaneously.
-Fixed bug with "Show in inputs and textareas" option, introduced by chrome 11.
-Added more search-url variables: %PAGE_HOST, %PAGE_URL, %PAGE_ORIGIN
-Fix to prevent breaking evernote.com
-Fix error with export of settings when settings contains special characters.
- Added export and import of settings and search engines
- POST engines should now work a little better and they now also work with the context-menu option.
- Fix for problem with POST engines with Chrome 9.
- 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.
- Fixed failing acid3 test
- Fixed "Insert Image" lab feature in Gmail.
- Changed options styling
-Added option to show the search engines in the context menu (right click menu). It can be changed in the options under "Menu Activation".
-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.
-Small change to allow opening of urls with the special search engine: "%s"
-It should now work better with sites that use different encodings, but it's not 100% perfect.
-Added option to remove icons from popup to prevent insecure content warnings.
-It now works better on pages that use frames.
-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.
-Added reordering of the search engines
-It's now possible to add search engines from http://mycroft.mozdev.org
-Some small changes
-Added option to automatically open menu when text is selected.
-Some other changes and it should work much better now.
-doubleclick selection with left button should work now
-fixed error in version 0.1.4
-Added option to open search in new tab
-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
-Changed how the custom css is added