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

Saturday, February 8, 2014

now on GitHub!

Michał, from Poland, sent me a mail yesterday -though my youtube account :P- suggesitng I posted my extension`s code to GitHub.
There's a couple features he'd like to have and he suggested he'll do it himself.
I've never thought about it, but it sounds like a really cool thing to do, so I just did! :D
I'm still getting used to the idea that other people might see the code and freak out, heh, but well, I never said it was a fine piece of software, did I? :)

So If you're readig this and interested, knock yourself out: https://github.com/frenetix/SimpleSelectSearch

Michał's 2 new suggestions where:

  • Option to remove the "search everywhere" link. Fair enough.
  • Have groups of links, so you might want to order your links in a specific way, with sub-folders and sub-sub-folders... Works if you have lots of links... i don't but am ok with it :D

He was also very polite as to offer himself to translate the extension into polish :D nice... remember you can translate it to you own language here: https://crowdin.net/project/simpleselectsearch/invite



  1. Man sorry to send a message here. I wanted to ask you to send your extension to the "Opera extensions". Is it possible?

  2. Hey lufthelfer,
    Thanks for contacting me!

    I haven't thought much of porting the extension to other browsers.
    There's some Chrome specific code in there, which i'm unsure how hard it would be to port to Opera. Besides, there's still so much I'd like to add to this extension and so little time, that I don't imagine myself doing it.

    Having said that, now that the code is on GitHub, there might be the chance that someone else might be willing to port it. Maybe you get lucky and we can find someone with some time and knowledge to do so.

    I'll open an issue there in case someone picks it up.... that's all I can offer myself :)


  3. It is not necessary to make any modification, the new opera is compatible with chrome's extensions. I even already installed in opera through the chrome store. Is that sending to the opera extensions page you'd have more users for your extension.

  4. I didn't know it was that simple. I guess I'll take a look at it, then.Thanks again!

  5. great extension ... is it possible NOT to group all the "search" engines as sub menus under "search '%s' on" but every search engine as separate standalone menu item?

  6. Hi Adam, thanks for your comment.
    That request has been asked a lot. Unfortunately, a Chrome groups links from the contxt menu by default.
    At least, that's how it works last time I checked.
    Before I start working on the next release, just in case, I'll confirm nothin has changed.

  7. Hello Diego,

    Thanks for making this. Is it possible to link the search engines to hotkeys?

    Much of paper-pushing is receiving an electronic request, opening it in 1 or more databases by navigating to search area, and then inputting the desired changes. With a hotkey, and perhaps centralized settings/search engines per account, this extension could be attractive in the business environment. Especially since Google Console can push extensions do Chrome devices.

    Just a thought. Thanks for making this extension!

    1. That's an excellent suggestion Bravely. I don't really know abut hotkeys, but I'll take a look at it.
      If it's doable, I'll add this to the Backlog.
      Thanks for contacting me... and liking the extension!!:D

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    1. Hi Diego,

      Thanks for this awesome and very useful extension. :)

      Is is possible to create different subfolders on the context menu to group different search engines? Also, a way to execute all search engines under the subfolder with one click (like the search everywhere feature but applied only within the subfolder). Thanks!!!

    2. Hi Mel, thanks for using the extension! glad you like it :)
      Yes, the feature you describe is already in the Bucket List :D
      I haven't started to work on it yet, but it's rising up the ranking as most requested feature ;)
      See here: https://github.com/frenetix/SimpleSelectSearch/issues/4