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This extension can be used to search for selected text using the context menu. Different search engines can be added according to the user's wish to the right-click menu. The search results are shown in a new background tab. The order of the search engines in the right-click menu can also be arranged. A list of 35 commonly used search engines has been added so that users can choose easily. If needed, the user can also add an option which has not been included.

You need at least Chrome version 6.0.472 to install and use this extension. If needed you can install from whichever channel you want here: http://www.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel#TOC-Windows

Change-log:
2.5:  Cleaned up the options page. Added the link to options page in the right-click menu. Added the ability to export/import search options for quickly and easily saving and reloading configuration.
2.0:  Added options for the user to choose if the search results show in a background or foreground tab. They can also pick whether the new tab opens next to the current tab or at the end. A list of 35 search engines has been added as options for the user to add.
1.5:  The order of the search options can now be re-arranged.
1.0:  Users can now add as many search engines to the right click menu as they want. An existing option can now be disabled or deleted if not required.
0.9:  Added the ability for enabling/disabling particular search engines. Users can also customize which search engines they want and what the name of the search engine in the list should be.
0.5: Added Bing images to default pack

Reviews

  1. Jordan says:

    ashutoshetw, this is exactly what I was looking for…but there’s one small problem. Instead of making the user reenter all of their search engines, can’t you just load the “default search options” from Options>Basics>Default search>Manage? That would make this extension perfect, as the corresponding Firefox extension is.

    (This data appears to be kept in an sqlite db in AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web Data…of course you may not have API access to this, and as a result you may have to parse the file yourself, forcing the user to restart to load new search engines, but that would a small price to pay to avoid all the work that is currently necessary. Or have you already discovered this is impossible?)

    thanks anyways!

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