3 Ways to Easily Search for the Selected Text in FireFox

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3 Ways to Easily Search for the Selected Text in FireFox

We have profiled and reviewed many various FireFox addons that provide some different search experience: for example, we had Web Pro Search that lets you search by dragging and dropping, Search Bastard that gives you a cool multi-search functionality, we even listed some ways to search Google using keyboard shortcuts.

Today I am going to review new addons that let you easily search right from the page: by highlighting the term yo want to check out:

1. SearchSelected

Search Selected allows to search using the keyboard shortcuts!

Here are the keyboard shortcuts you can use:

  1. Use numbers to search using your favorite search engines (for favorite search use keyboard buttons 0-9)
  2. Use pre-defined letter for various types of searc:
  • s: web search
  • c: current site search (using SITE: operator)
  • v: video search
  • i: image search
  • w: wikipedia search

Note: if the selected text is a URL – you can open it with the u button.

All search types will be performed in new tabs – which I found particularly cool!

SearchSelectd

2. RCSearch

RCSearch adds advanced searching capabilities to FireFox right-click context menu. Have it installed, highlight any term, right-click and choose the search engine.

All the available search engines can be seen on the screenshot:

RCSearch

3. Add Your Own Search Engines to Context Menu

Sachio Search is a FireFox addon that lets you add as many search engines to your FireFox context menus:

  • Install the addon;
  • Select any word on a page;
  • Right-click and choose any search engine:

Sachio search

It allows to add, remove and re-order search engines from the addon options:

sachio

Ann Smarty

Ann Smarty

Brand amd Community Manager at Internet Marketing Ninjas
Ann Smarty is the blogger and community manager at Internet Marketing Ninjas. Ann's expertise in blogging and tools serve as a base for her writing,... Read Full Bio
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