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context menu search engine per selected text's langauge?

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when you select text and right click popup "Search google for 'text marked'" , here google is your FF's default search engine, but for people in multi-lingual region would prefer to search e.g. web in the language of the selected text, which makes more sense for the results.

I wonder if FF could add this function, auto detect the text's language and search in e.g. google.de, google.cn or google.fr?

Which is like the macOS lookup, it detect the text language and point to that dictionary?

FF could be a little more intelligent, right?

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when you select text and right click popup "Search google for 'text marked'" , here google is your FF's default search engine, but for people in multi-lingual region would prefer to search e.g. web in the language of the selected text, which makes more sense for the results. I wonder if FF could add this function, auto detect the text's language and search in e.g. google.de, google.cn or google.fr? Which is like the macOS lookup, it detect the text language and point to that dictionary? FF could be a little more intelligent, right? /BR

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Hi, the URL of the built-in Google search engine is decided in a contract with Google.

Of course you can add on other Google search engines under specific country code TLDs, but there isn't a way to get Firefox to switch among those based on the language of the page (much less the language of the text, which... how would Firefox know?).

Maybe there is an add-on that can do it?

If not, Mozilla has an "Ideas" site at https://connect.mozilla.org/ to gather feature suggestions. You can go into the Ideas section and start a new thread.

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Hi, the URL of the built-in Google search engine is decided in a contract with Google.

Of course you can add on other Google search engines under specific country code TLDs, but there isn't a way to get Firefox to switch among those based on the language of the page (much less the language of the text, which... how would Firefox know?).

Maybe there is an add-on that can do it?

If not, Mozilla has an "Ideas" site at https://connect.mozilla.org/ to gather feature suggestions. You can go into the Ideas section and start a new thread.

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thanks @Jscher2000 for understanding and explanation.

yes I have multiple search google engines for local languages. I could manually change that language based google, which results in using context menu/search for that language/region.

As AI/chatGPT is already so advanced, while couldn't Firefox be a little more intelligent? esp. such auto detect language and lookup exists already e.g. for macOS safari lookup in dictionaries not only in its language(s) but also recognized its grammatical conjugations. Further more, Apple's innovations are not huge re-creation at all, just use present techniques for transplantation then multiplication.

yes there're Addons can do as well, but it can surely be a built-in FF capability.

thanks for pointing to FF ideas, I just submitted there. Yet, marked as spam (LOL)

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