Selection Search

Selection Search

Search for the selected text in search engines

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What is Selection Search?
Selection Search is a Chrome extension that allows users to easily search for selected text in various search engines. It provides a customizable popup menu that can be activated with a mouse click, and it offers options to customize the look and behavior of the search menu.
Stats
By: Pitmairen
Users: 30,000+
Rating: 4.66 (524)
Version: 0.9.1 (Last updated: 2024-05-08)
Creation date: 2020-05-01
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
Permissions:
  • contextMenus
  • storage
  • notifications
  • clipboardWrite
  • tabs
  • offscreen
Host permissions:
  • https://s2.googleusercontent.com/s2/favicons*
Size: 167.94K
Stats date:

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Selection Search
Selection Search (v0.8.64.1)
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Summary

With this extension you can easily search for text you have selected. When some text is selected you can left click the selected text to get a popup where you can choose a search engine to search with.

In the options page you can customize the look of the menu, which mouse button that should activate the menu, which search engines to show, and a lot of other things.


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.


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User reviews
User reviews summary
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Pros
  • Custom search engines
  • Popup option for quick searches
  • High level of customization
Cons
  • Issues with icons not displaying
  • Incompatibility with Brave Browser
  • Lack of clear instructions for adding search engines
Most mentioned
  • Custom search engines
  • Popup option
  • High level of customization
  • Issues with icons not displaying
Recent reviews
I've been using this extension for years and I love it. It functions in exactly the way I had in mind when looking for this type of extention plus it's options menu for adding new search options is very user friendly.
by Sam 4 Sam 4, 2024-05-29

doesn't work, no pop up.
by Milez Awxy Milez Awxy, 2024-05-19

by m world m world, 2024-05-17
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Safety
Risk impact

Selection Search 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 Selection Search if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Selection Search has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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