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jacktom 2009-04-01 05:27 AM

Search from text
 
Is there a plug-in that allows users to search a term defined in text with search engines? For example, Saft in Safari allows you to right click a defined word and search for it in, say, Google or wikipedia. Thanks.

JKT 2009-04-01 06:28 AM

Looking a word up in the OS's Dictionary will already return Wikipedia results. I don't believe there is an easy way to add a Google search.

robotank 2009-04-01 01:45 PM

[QUOTE=jacktom;57733]Is there a plug-in that allows users to search a term defined in text with search engines? For example, Saft in Safari allows you to right click a defined word and search for it in, say, Google or wikipedia. Thanks.[/QUOTE]

Check the services menu--there should be an option to search selected text in Google. Also, if you use a keyboard-based launcher like Quicksilver or LaunchBar (I highly recommend using one of these), you can use them to initiate searches or open URLs from highlighted text.

Handycam 2009-04-02 03:17 AM

[QUOTE]Check the services menu--there should be an option to search selected text in Google. [/QUOTE]

This opens Safari for me.

robotank 2009-04-02 06:23 PM

Oh, I see. I pointed it out because I saw it there, not realizing that it would always direct to Safari. I never use it myself because I use LaunchBar for the same thing, and it respects my default browser setting.

Handycam 2009-04-15 05:28 AM

Yeah, it is really annoying not to save a "search in Google" right-click item


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