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When I right-click on the highlighted text in Firefox, it shows an option "Search "text" with Google". Is it possible to set this option on key shortcut?

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All of the solutions I've found require some sort of addon, but in my opinion, the least invasive method involves using keyconfig.

To set it up:

  1. Install Keyconfig (through the link, I don't believe it can be installed from Get Addons)
  2. Open Keyconfig (via options in Extensions) and add a new key. Call it "Search selected text" or something you can identify, and put the following in the the code section:

    var selectedText = getBrowserSelection();
    if (selectedText) {BrowserSearch.loadSearchFromContext(selectedText);}

Hit okay, then find your key in the list and assign it whatever shortcut you'd like by clicking the box next to "apply" and pressing your key combination.

Source: instructions from "Add Search for Selectin into Edit menu" addon

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  • @Roman If you find an answer useful, you should upvote or accept the answer. That's the green checkmark at the left – nixda Jul 2 '15 at 18:30
  • No problem, glad I could help! Learned a bit more about Firefox myself by looking up a solution :) – Krixvar Jul 2 '15 at 18:36

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