Context Web Search is a Firefox Addon which enables searching for selected text or link text with any one of the browser's configured search engines via the page context menu.


Screenshot of the context menu entries of the Context Web Search Firefox addon


The latest version of Context Web Search is available from the Mozilla Add-ons for Firefox Website.

Source Code Repository

The current development version is available from the source code repository.


2018-10-23: Context Web Search 1

  • Initial revision

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In order to search for the currently selected text, open the context menu on the same page and choose the desired search engine in the submenu named 'Search "" with...'.

In order to search for the text of a link, make sure no other text is selected on that page, open the context menu on top of the desired link text and choose the desired search engine in the submenu named 'Search "" with...'.


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Bug Reports

When sending bug reports, please always mention the exact version of the addon with which the issue occurs as well as the version of Firefox and the operating system you are using and make sure that you provide sufficient information to reproduce the issue and include any error messages.


Except otherwise noted, all files are Copyright (C) 2018 Guido Berhoerster and distributed under the following license terms:

Copyright (C) 2018 Guido Berhoerster

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