Add a context search to your browser on a right mouse button click

If you find yourself searching the internet using differing search tools for different types of content (e.g; IMDB for films, or Yahoo Music for bands etc.) then you may find use for a context sensitive search extension in Chrome that lets you select the search engine immediately based on the text that you select.

First you need to download it so login to your Google Account (Create on is you haven’t got one at https://accounts.google.com/signup

Now search for the extension Context Menu Search in the Chrome Store.

Install it by clicking Add to Chrome.

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Now you’ll need to configure it so go to Chrome settings and click on Extensions

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Find Context Menu Search and click on Options

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Select the search engines / tools that you want to use

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Click on Save New Config

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Close and re-open Chrome and login again (if you haven’t been logged in automatically)

Now by dragging the mouse over any text on the page to select it you can right click and select Context Menu Search and search for that text direct on the target search site.

In the example shown I’m jumping direct to a search on IMDB (Internet Movie Data Base) for the word Bourne.

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There is a similar tool for Firefox called ‘Search This On’.

As far as I know this cannot be done on Internet Explorer but probably will be supported on Microsoft’s new browser Edge.

 

Taff Lovesey
www.litespc.co.uk
www.weblites.co.uk
www.lovesey.net (fantasy novels)

About taffybach

Author of the young adult fantasy novel series, The Portal Chronicles, including The Spider Gem and The Shimmering Gate. When not writing and promoting Taff runs a small IT support company, LITES PC based in Bourne UK.
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