Chrome extension which allows you to right click on selected text and search on multiple sites at the same time.

Monday, February 6, 2012

What's new on v 0.1.7

Long time, no update...

I'm glad I got a few requests... it feels nice to know people use what I did.
I have 3 special thanks for this publication: Ahmed, Damien and Theodor. All three of them are using the extension and contributed to part of what I've updated.

Damien requested a cool thing, that unfortunately for now, I haven't been able to figure out completely:
Have you noticed how the "Search on Google" menu link works?...
I'll try and describe: It has a pretty weird way of opening your search result on a new tab (right next to the original tab), gives it default focus, you close it and then get back to the original page... so it goes back one tab... which is not a standard behavior for tab closing (when you close a tab, you get to the next one).
If instead of closing the new tab, you then move to another tab, and then back to the new one, then the closing behavior applies: the next tab will show up when you close the "new" one...
(mmmh I don't know if you get my meaning, please, try it and you'll get it...)

Well, I tried to imitate the Search on Google's way, but couldn't so far. :(

Opening the results on the next tab is not a big deal. What's complicated is having Chrome remember how to get back to the previous tab...
What I've done so far, is to allow the user to decide where to open the new tab (First, Last, Next Previous)... and if they don't mind a weird config, they can select "Previous" as an option, their new tab will get focus, before the "old" tab... they can read whatever they want, and then close it and get the "next" tab, which is the "old" one :P ugly... but does the trick... hope Damien likes it...

Other stuff I've done on this publication: you'll now get a notice whenever a new update is loaded (the options page will pop-up and the new version id should appear).
Also loved the "Open sans" font on some of the new options pages for Chomre (on Dev version, at least), so I decided to update the font type on the options page... I like it much more now.

Fixed a few typos and minor bugs and finally, I added a "donate" button :)
I don't make a living of this, and as I said before, I built this extension for me, mostly, so I don't expect to earn money out of it... but if you're on a generous mood, and feel like showing your appreciation, now you can do so :) heh...

Well, that's it... here's the full change log, have fun.

New on v 0.1.7

- Added "New tab position" parameter: You can now select where you want your new tabs to open (Thanks Damien, I know this doesn't work exactly as you wanted, but it's something).
- Fixed little bug on "Featured Search Engines" list, where some search engines wouldn't work.
- %s on search URL now supports %S (Thanks Ahmed!)
- Fixed typo on Help (thanks Theodor!)
- Using "Open sans" as a default font for options -nicer, right?-.
- Added Update notification
- New Donate button... I hope you like it :)


  1. Hey mate been using ur extension for chrome for ages now, almost forgot i have it ;) one suggestion, if i am on youtube then i will probly want to search for a video on there. So if the top level domain I am browsing(e.g youtube.com) is the same as one in my search list then it is prioritised and put to the top of the list and highlighted. Hope this is possible, and thanks for a grate add-on.

  2. Hey Dynomike, thanks for using the extension :)
    I'll try and include your request for the next release.
    It doesn't look that difficult. Will possibly mean re-sorting the search engines list every time you focus on a different tab.
    Let me try that :)
    Thanks again.

  3. "I am Ahmed"
    I want to thank you again and again.
    Your extension made my web searches easier ..well done :)
    i shall try "new tab position"