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In Opera you can select some text and right click and select "Search with" to search the text with a search engine. Is it possible to configure it to open search results in a new tab?

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It's always opened a new tab on this machine –  random Aug 25 '12 at 5:38

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Yes, you can modify the entry in the menu text file. However, you might want to try just holding down the shift key. This actually works for all menu commands and will open it in a new windows, just like if you shift+clicked a link in a web page.

The following links may be useful for you:

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Wow! I wonder why did not I test that before asking, shift works even in menus and textboxes , Opera is king of browsers! –  PHPst Aug 25 '12 at 5:53

No, the search menu part internal search with can't be edited.
You can edit most of operas layout - but not that.

The internal menus are generated by Opera and so cannot be edited.

Source: http://my.opera.com/community/forums/topic.dml?id=1457182

However, you can replace the search menu with your own as explained in the source above.
But have in mind, that way, all newly created search engines aren't included in your modified search context menu.

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