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I want to know whether there exists such a Chrome extension that when I select some words and right click on it, the context menu shows all DEFINED search engines in Manage Search Engines of Chrome's Settings which are available in the omnibox. Then I can choose one of the defined search engine to search the selected keywords.

I've checked some extensions, including Context Menu Search, Simple = Select + Search, and Multi-Search. They unfortunately don't suit my requirements because they ask me to define search engines AGAIN and cannot retrieve the ones defined in Chrome! We, programmers, do not like repeatting ourselves, do we?

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Why isn't the list of defined search engines enough? You can customize this list without using extensions. – harrymc Jun 20 '13 at 8:39
@harrymc The defined search engines now can only be used in the address bar. I want them to appear in right-click menu. – LoveRight Jun 20 '13 at 12:55
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Chrome settings are not exposed via any web APIs, and is not meant to be customized. The current list of published Chrome APIs does not include chrome://settings. Google Chrome's philosophy leans towards a simple, efficient browsing experience for the end users, as opposed to flexibility and extensibility.

Therefore, there is no possibility of creating an extension with a context menu that can utilize all Managed Search Engines.

The closest that one can programmatically manipulate Chrome settings is via the proposed Settings page. Even then, the proposal is targeted to custom Chrome settings instead of existing settings.

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Insightful. Thank you! – LoveRight Jul 6 '13 at 12:45
Do you get the bounty? I didn't come here days before because of business. If you don't get it, I feel very sorry about it. – LoveRight Jul 6 '13 at 12:52
@LoveRight Didn't get any bounty, but I am glad that there is closure for this question. The biggest satisfaction I experience is from successfully helping another person to solve their problem; upvotes, accepted answers and bounties are bonuses :) – hanxue Jul 30 '13 at 19:02

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