Right now, if I select something and do a right click, the only search option I see is

Search Google for 'whatever I selected'

For example:

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How do I add more search engines to this list?

  • Checkout Vivaldi - right click gives you 'Search with' and all your SEs are displayed
    – killjoy
    Aug 17 '18 at 23:44

You can't add additional search engines, but you can change which search engine it uses. Setting the default search to Yahoo would then allow you to search Yahoo for the selected text. I think being able to add additional search engines to this list would be a great idea though, so I have added it as a feature request.

The only alternatives would be to use a bookmarklet like the one created for Wikipedia or to use a Google Chrome Extension, however both of these options would require clicking on a link or button instead of right clicking on the text.

  • I need to add. Most of the times I am using Google, but sometimes I need some others. Are you sure it is not possible?
    – Lazer
    May 8 '10 at 20:28
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    As far as I know without changing the source code and recompiling the application it is not possible. I think it is a great idea though, and have added it as a feature request: code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=43680 You can star the issue to track the progress of the request.
    – Greg Bray
    May 8 '10 at 20:33

I am using this extension: https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/ocpcmghnefmdhljkoiapafejjohldoga

  • Exactly what I was looking for !
    – g00dy
    Jun 16 '16 at 7:47
  • It's worth noting that there are several extensions with this name (Context Menu Search). The one linked works just fine and allows you to easily drag and drop items to sort a list of search engines manually.
    – Ashark
    Apr 12 '20 at 8:12
  • To add more than 5 engines, click Add search engines. Unfortunately, it doesn't synchronize settings with your google account. So you should export/import them manually if needed.
    – Ashark
    May 5 '20 at 23:21

I also had this issue and didn't like any of the extensions I found so I built one :D Please, do try it out and let me know what you think of it.


Context Menu Search Google Chrome Extension would allow you to have any website as search engine. A detailed how to can be found at - Customize Google Chrome Context Menu.


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