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How to add custom Search for to Context Menu

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I'm looking to migrate from IE8 to FF3.6 but dearly miss the following scenario: Highlight a text the right click on it and chose from different search providers ie amazon, ebay, google.

For the moment, I only have Search Google for and it doesn't work in forms.

Appreciate any help, Josh

I'm looking to migrate from IE8 to FF3.6 but dearly miss the following scenario: Highlight a text the right click on it and chose from different search providers ie amazon, ebay, google. For the moment, I only have Search Google for and it doesn't work in forms. Appreciate any help, Josh

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Installed Plug-ins

  • -BitDefender QuickScan Web Netscape Plugin
  • Google Gadget Plugin 5.7.712.19360
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Default Plug-in
  • Google Update
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
  • GEPlugin
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r53
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_20 for Mozilla browsers
  • Npdsplay dll
  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin
  • DRM Netscape Network Object

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.9.2.6) Gecko/20100625 Firefox/3.6.6 ( .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152)

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TXGuy 87 solutions 861 answers

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May an add-on? Look at some of these: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/search/?q=context+search&cat=all&lver=any&pid=1&sort=&pp=20&lup=&advanced=


Other Issues: ~~red:You have installed plug-ins with known security issues. You should update them immediately.~~

You ~~red:MAY~~ need to Update Adobe Reader for Firefox (aka Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox): your ver. N/A; current ver. 9.3.3 (important security update release 06-29-2010; see: http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-15.html) ~~red:Check your version here~~: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/plugincheck/ See: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Using+the+Adobe+Reader+plugin+with+Firefox#Installing_and_updating_Adobe_Reader You may be able to update from the Adobe Reader installed on your system instead of going to the Adobe site and downloading. Open the Adobe Reader installed on your system (in Windows, Start > Program Files, find and click Adobe Reader to open), click Help, click Check for Updates. If you go to the Adobe site to download the current Adobe Reader: -use Firefox to download and SAVE to your hard drive (save to Desktop for easy access) ~~red:-See the images at the bottom left of this post to see the steps to take on the Adobe site~~ -exit Firefox (File > Exit) -In Windows: check to see that Firefox is completely closed (Ctrl+Alt+Del, choose Task Manager, click Processes tab, if "firefox.exe" is on the list, right-click "firefox.exe" and choose End process, close the Task Manager window) -double-click on the Adobe Reader installer you just downloaded to install/update Adobe Reader

May an add-on? Look at some of these: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/search/?q=context+search&cat=all&lver=any&pid=1&sort=&pp=20&lup=&advanced= ------------------------------------- <u>'''''Other Issues'''''</u>: ~~red:You have installed plug-ins with known security issues. You should update them immediately.~~ <u>'''You'''</u> ~~red:<u>'''MAY'''</u>~~ <u>'''need to Update Adobe Reader for Firefox (aka Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox)'''</u>: your ver. N/A; current ver. 9.3.3 (important security update release 06-29-2010; see: http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-15.html) ~~red:Check your version here~~: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/plugincheck/ See: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Using+the+Adobe+Reader+plugin+with+Firefox#Installing_and_updating_Adobe_Reader ''<u>You may be able to update from the Adobe Reader installed on your system</u>'' instead of going to the Adobe site and downloading. Open the Adobe Reader installed on your system (''in Windows, Start > Program Files, find and click Adobe Reader to open''), click Help, click Check for Updates. ''<u>If you go to the Adobe site to download the current Adobe Reader:</u>'' -'''<u>use Firefox to download</u>''' and <u>'''SAVE to your hard drive'''</u> (save to Desktop for easy access) ~~red:-See the images at the bottom left of this post to see the steps to take on the Adobe site~~ -exit Firefox (File > Exit) -In Windows: check to see that Firefox is completely closed (''Ctrl+Alt+Del, choose Task Manager, click Processes tab, if "firefox.exe" is on the list, right-click "firefox.exe" and choose End process, close the Task Manager window'') -double-click on the Adobe Reader installer you just downloaded to install/update Adobe Reader *<u>'''NOTE: On Vista and Windows 7'''</u> you may need to run the plugin installer as Administrator by starting the installer via the right-click context menu if you do not get an UAC prompt to ask for permission to continue (i.e nothing seems to happen). See this: http://vistasupport.mvps.org/run_as_administrator.htm *'''<u>NOTE for IE:</u>''' Firefox and most other browsers use a Plugin. IE uses an ActiveX version. To install/update the IE ActiveX version, same instructions as above, except use IE to download the ActiveX installer. See: [[ActiveX]] *Also see: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Adobe_Reader ~~red:'''''AND'''''~~ [[How do I edit options to add Adobe to the list of allowed sites]]

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Thank you, TXGuy!

I've installed the addon Context Search 0.4.5 and no only it searches highlighted text but even text from forms can be used as well, thanks a lot! Sorry for being such a noob, am not that familiar with extensions in FF.

Thank you, TXGuy! I've installed the addon Context Search 0.4.5 and no only it searches highlighted text but even text from forms can be used as well, thanks a lot! Sorry for being such a noob, am not that familiar with extensions in FF.
TXGuy 87 solutions 861 answers

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You're welcome, Josh.

You're welcome, Josh.