ContextSearch web-ext

ContextSearch web-ext

Select text and search from the context menu or a tiled popup using any of your installed search engines. Add new search engines with a right-click, edit favicons and query strings. POST compatible, simple UI, highly configurable. For FF 57+

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What is ContextSearch web-ext?
ContextSearch web-ext is a comprehensive search enhancement add-on for Firefox. It provides a variety of advanced features including the ability to import installed search engines, manage search engines using subfolders, access bookmarklets from the context menu, and edit search engine parameters. Offering both POST and GET request compatibility and support for international character sets, it's designed to optimize and personalize your browsing experience.
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Stats
By: Mike B
Users: 1,484 ▲ 13
Rating: 4.71 (183)
Version: 1.46.26 (Last updated: 2024-04-23)
Creation date: 2017-12-01
Weekly download count: 20
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • <all_urls>
  • activeTab
  • contextMenus
  • storage
  • tabs
  • search
  • unlimitedStorage
Size: 622.54K
Stats date:

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ContextSearch web-ext
ContextSearch web-ext (v1.46.26)
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Summary

If you are experiencing issues, check https://github.com/ssborbis/ContextSearch-web-ext/releases for signed pre-releases with the latest fixes

ContextSearch web-ext

The most powerful, most complete search enhancement for Firefox

This Add-on was written as a Firefox 57+ web-extensions compatible replacement for Ben Basson's popular Context Search Add-on but has grown into much more.

  • Import your currently installed search engines
  • Access search engines from the Context Menu
  • Manage search engines using subfolders and separators
  • Access search engines from a popup menu (QuickMenu)
  • Compatible with all search engines using POST or GET requests
  • International character-set support
  • Reverse-image search
  • Site search
  • Add new search engines simply with a right-click
  • Custom API to build and install custom OpenSearch engines to FIrefox Search Toolbar
  • Edit search engine parameters and icons
  • Access bookmarklets from the context menu and quick menu
  • Highlight search terms
  • Lite and Dark themes
  • Use custom CSS for menus
* Linux and MacOS X users may need to set the option ui.context_menus.after_mouseup to true in about:config for mouse actions to work properly

Permissions <all_urls> This addon is works on all websites activeTab

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User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Firefox Browser Add-ons does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
Pros
  • Highly adjustable search bubble
  • Works with any website that has a search bar
  • Responsive developer with active Github support
Cons
  • Complicated and buggy preferences interface
  • Issues with importing/exporting search engines
  • May have compatibility issues with certain versions of Firefox
Most mentioned
  • Highly adjustable search bubble
  • Issues with importing/exporting search engines
  • Works with any website that has a search bar
  • Responsive developer with active Github support
Recent reviews
by Saud, 2024-03-16

by Saud, 2024-03-16

I've used many, many different extensions in several different browsers over many years. (I'm an experienced web developer, starting when the web was first invented, and can code several different web languages -- in other words, I'm not a newbie.) ContextSearch web-ext has the most complicated, buggy preferences interface I've ever seen in a browser extension. I have it running in both Firefox and Chrome, and when it works it's great -- but trying to customize it, add search engines, etc. is a nightmare. Currently one of the engines in my ContextSearch list is "Google Maps". It works fine in Firefox, but doesn't work at all in Chrome, just leads to a blank page. So I tried exporting it from Firefox into Chrome. Forget it! The export/import features in the extension's customization interface appears to just export the URL for the icon, not for the search engine itself? And some of the gazillion preferences-interface elements for this extension, in both browsers, appear as just solid gray blocks -- regardless of what theme I use, or whether Dark Reader is on or off, or what other interface options I choose for ContextSearch itself. Of the options (including links) that I can see clearly, most of them don't do anything like what their name implies or what I'd expect them to do. I haven't given up on it because, for the engines I finally get working, it's very useful. But I spend more time wrestling with this interface than with all my other (many) installed extensions put together!
by LawrenceSan, 2023-12-23
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Safety
Risk impact

ContextSearch web-ext 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 add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install ContextSearch web-ext if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

ContextSearch web-ext is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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