ContextSearch web-ext

ContextSearch web-ext

Add search engines easily and search from the context menu and convenient popup

  • ContextSearch web-ext
What is ContextSearch web-ext?
ContextSearch web-ext is a comprehensive Chrome extension, originating from a popular Firefox Add-on. It enhances your search experience by adding search engines conveniently with a right-click, managing them with subfolders and separators, and accessing them from either the context menu or a convenient popup. The extension supports all search engines using POST or GET requests and includes reverse-image search, site search, edit parameters and icons, toolbar search functionality, setting hotkeys for each search engine, access bookmarklets from the context menu, and much more. It is also compatible with international character-sets. More details can be found on the official GitHub page.
Stats
By: Mike B
Users: 20,000+
Version: 1.46.26 (Last updated: 2024-04-24)
Creation date: 2020-06-26
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • <all_urls>
  • activeTab
  • contextMenus
  • storage
  • tabs
  • unlimitedStorage
Size: 619.52K
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ContextSearch web-ext
ContextSearch web-ext (v1.46.26)
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ContextSearch web-ext

The most powerful, most complete search enhancement for Firefox comes to Chrome

This Add-on was written as a Firefox 57+ web-extensions compatible replacement for Ben Basson's popular Context Search Add-on but has grown into much more.

  • Access search engines from the Context Menu
  • Manage search engines using subfolders and separators
  • Access search engines from a popup menu (QuickMenu)
  • Compatible with all search engines using POST or GET requests
  • International character-set support
  • Reverse-image search
  • Site search compatible
  • Add new search engines simply with a right-click
  • Edit search engine parameters and icons
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User reviews
User reviews summary
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Pros
  • Useful for searching selected text or clicking a word in specialized search engines
  • Can search the current page and the current site with just two clicks
  • Has many neat settings
Cons
  • Complicated and buggy preferences interface
  • Doesn't work on Google sites
  • Possible bugs related to disappearing scroll bar and errors when moving files with the mouse
Most mentioned
  • Complicated and buggy preferences interface
  • Doesn't work on Google sites
  • Useful for searching selected text or clicking a word in specialized search engines
  • Has many neat settings
Recent reviews
by Juan Simón Juan Simón, 2024-06-08

Still working to this day, October 24, 2022. One of my most highly used extensions. Going to dig through it to see if there is an option to search multiple sites all at once. How do you add search terms with spaces? Update: you can add this to modify terms regex: "\\s","-" the "-" you can replace with "+" if needed
by Jon Pham Jon Pham, 2022-10-25

Still working to this day, October 24, 2022. One of my most highly used extensions. Going to dig through it to see if there is an option to search multiple sites all at once. How do you add search terms with spaces?
by Jon Pham Jon Pham, 2022-10-25
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Safety
Risk impact

ContextSearch web-ext is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install ContextSearch web-ext if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

ContextSearch web-ext has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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