What are the different Firefox extensions that can start a search with the selected text?

Firefox has an inbuilt feature to search using the currently selected engine.

  • Select any text
  • Right click the selection
  • Search Google for ...

I'm looking for something that will let me choose which search engine I want to search with, from my current list of installed search engines.


Context Search is another option, works great.

  • +1 - Amazing addon since it uses my existing list of search engines, exactly as I wanted. – Robin Rodricks Oct 22 '09 at 23:49
  • Glad you liked it. – CGA Oct 23 '09 at 9:42

The Firefox addon Smart Search appears to do what you are looking for.

Smart Search


You can use the add-on SearchWith.



I think you are looking for this addon basic shortcuts.

  • Shift-control-s: Search google for selected text
  • shift-control-m: mail current url

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