Selected Text Searcher

Selected Text Searcher

Highlight any text and perform a search in any search engine with a couple of clicks, hotkey or gesture.

  • Selected Text Searcher
  • Selected Text Searcher
What is Selected Text Searcher?
"Selected Text Searcher" is a versatile Chrome extension that empowers users to instantly search for highlighted text across various search engines. With the convenience of a middle-click, a hotkey, or a gesture, the highlighted text can promptly be searched across multiple search engines simultaneously. This user-friendly tool offers an easy-to-manage search engine list, hotkeys, gestures, drag and drop zones, autocomplete for search queries, and a no-fuss set up for enhanced browsing and research efficiency. Whether for personal use, study, or work, "Selected Text Searcher" streamlines the search process by integrating these features directly into the users' browsing experience.
Users: 1,000+
Rating: 4.68 (19)
Version: 1.48 (Last updated: 2024-03-17)
Creation date: 2019-08-17
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
  • storage
  • contextMenus
Host permissions:
  • <all_urls>
Size: 216.06K
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Quick start:

  1. Install the extension.
  2. Open any webpage (or refresh already opened).
  3. Highlight any text with a mouse.
  4. Middle-click on the highlighted text or hit F9.
  5. Click on any search engine in the opened window.


★ Two clicks search engine adding.

★ Search for selected text in one or multiple search engines at once.

★ Search for selected text with hotkeys.

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User reviews
User reviews summary
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  • Convenient and useful for quick and easy search
  • Customizable with various settings
  • Saves time and energy with simple shortcuts
  • Does not work on most websites
  • Recent updates caused issues with language settings
Most mentioned
  • Convenient and useful for quick and easy search
  • Saves time and energy with simple shortcuts
Recent reviews
OMG this is Greatest Ext I have ever seen..., its ALL in ONE Extension & to put simply, this has really simplified my life in many ways... I mean it has everthing u need...& with just simple shortcuts, u do sooo.. many things , saving ur time & Energy I Really Appreciate its Creator whoever it is, u have really done one of the finest extension invention in whole world Thank u so much & God Bless You! & lastly I would definately recommend this to everyone, just give it a try & u will know its miracle But most imp after installing REFRESH than only it works, other wise u will say its not working!
by Nick Nick, 2021-07-17

не работает на большинстве сайтов
by Yarosliv Glichesh Yarosliv Glichesh, 2024-02-21

I have been trying to make a similar extension for 2-3 days. You have done it, you have done it much better, I wish I had seen it before, I would not have tried so hard. + I wish there was a pop up option. For example, when I search for words in Cambridge, 820 x 1180 popup would open on the right side of the screen without adress bar and I would never have to change tabs. Please add that.
by Necip A. Necip A., 2023-10-22
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Risk impact

Selected Text Searcher may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

Selected Text Searcher has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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