Swift Selection Search

Swift Selection Search

Swiftly access your search engines in a popup panel when you select text in a webpage. Context menu also included!

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What is Swift Selection Search?
'Swift Selection Search' is a Firefox add-on designed for rapid and personalized web search. It allows users to highlight text on a webpage, providing a popup panel with user-chosen search engines for instant searching. You may choose to use a right-click context menu instead. With customizable settings, you can add new search engines, modify icons' appearance, determine the popup's behavior and location. It also offers an auto-copy feature for text selection. Your privacy matters; SSS does not share your data.
Stats
Rating: 4.76 (616)
Version: 3.48.0 (Last updated: 2022-08-29)
Creation date: 2015-02-20
Weekly download count: 617
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • <all_urls>
  • clipboardWrite
  • contextMenus
  • search
  • storage
  • webNavigation
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
Size: 312.21K
URLs: Website
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Summary

Swift Selection Search (SSS) is an add-on for quickly searching for selected text using your favorite search engines.

Usage

Select text on a webpage and a small popup will show up with multiple search engines. Press one to search for the selected text using that engine! Google, YouTube, Maps, Amazon... you name it.

Do you prefer using the right-click context menu? Your choice! :) And you can always disable this or the popup in the options menu (see below).

Personalization

SSS is very configurable. Open the "Extensions" menu on Firefox, find "Swift Selection Search" in the list, click the three dots on the corner, and finally click "Options" to explore all the settings.

You can add new search engines for the popup and context search, change the appearance of the icons, what happens when you click them, when/where the popup appears, whether to auto-copy text on selection, etc. Remember to follow the short instructions at the top!

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User reviews
User reviews summary
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Pros
  • Useful for customizing searches with multiple search engines
  • Easy to use
  • Convenient meta-search tool
Cons
  • Not available on Android
  • Context menu size can become too large when using default settings
  • Difficulty in adding certain search engines
Most mentioned
  • Useful for customizing searches with multiple search engines
  • Convenient meta-search tool
  • Easy to use
Recent reviews

I wanted to use it to have Chrome convenient experience with selection Google search results (Chrome is better in that, but don't support multiple search engines and other cool functions), but I can use it only on desktop where I don't need it really much, and can't on Android where I really needed it.
by dikunav, 2024-05-11

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Safety
Risk impact

Swift Selection Search 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 Swift Selection Search if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Swift Selection Search has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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