Very useful Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is one of the add-ons I didn't know I wanted before I tried. It works perfectly. I like the fact that that it does not use bookmarks and it has separate list of search engines. Thank you.

Works well! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I replaced my old not correctly working context search plugin with this one and have no problems. The only thing I would kike to see as an improvement would be syncing the search sites list thru Firefox Sync

Useful extension but adding search engines is too much of a pain! Rated 1 out of 5 stars

This is an obviously useful add-on. I used to use "Context Search" but it is not being maintained and will be incompatible with FF 57+ so must find a replacement. "Selection Context Search" seems the best option but it needlessly complicates the method for adding search engines. FF already has a method for adding search engines via mycroftproject.com. I have a large set of search plugins that I have already curated and it would be daunting task to do this over again, especially by the method implemented in for this add-on.

Selection Context Search requires me to know the URL path for the search engine and gives me no hints as to how to find this info. Whereas, Context Search just used the already installed search plugins from MyCroft. And it is not even clear to me how I would add a search engine to Selection Context Search.

Why implement an entirely different and far less user friendly method of adding search engines when you can just use the search plugins that the user has already installed?

I hope the developer of this plugin will update this extension to use the existing search plugins. That is how it should work, logically. There is no need or value in implementing any other method of adding search engines. In fact, it detracts from the usability of the extension.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0). 

Great Rated 5 out of 5 stars

For me, this is perfect ! Thank you ~

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Very good Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a very useful add-on which I think I'll be using a lot. Here's some suggestions for improvements/added features:
1) I like the idea by Teko of a "current site search" option for Google. You could generalise this concept by adding a second optional place-holder to be substituted by the current domain name. The user could then configure site searches exactly as they like, for any search engines of their choice.
2) Similarly, a third optional place-holder to be substituted by the URL would be ideal for Google Translate of whole pages, and HTML validation of pages etc.
3) Setting up new searches is a bit fiddly. Could you have an option (a bit like the standard Firefox menu item "Add a Keyword for this Search...") to append a search to the bottom of the options list? The user could then edit this/move it about as desired.
4) Once the searches are set up, I will be editing them very infrequently, so the "Options..." item on the context menu really just wastes space and gets in the way. An option to configure it off would be nice.
5) I agree with Kawzen that the icon could be better. On my grey context menu it is not very clear.
6) Unlike other add-ons I use, I can't change the settings in Private Browsing mode - all of the option settings are empty and can't be edited. I'm not sure if that is by design or not.
7) Plus characters '+' in the search string get lost.

Edit:

1) No. The idea was you search the current site that you happen to be on, not a pre-configured site (twitter in your example).

1) & 2) I'm not sure I've explained myself properly. I'm thinking that the functionality of the add-on can be extended in a quite natural manner by incorporating two additional place-holders and creating a menu item when no text is selected. Currently the user configures a website-string for each search they want, and optionally a place-holder in the "Optional address place-holder to be substituted by the selected text" option. In use, the add-on then replaces the place-holder by the selected text in website-string (or appends it if the place-holder is unused). I'm suggesting to have two more place-holders, one for the current domain name, and one for the current webpage url. Then in use, if any of the place-holders are used in website-string, the add-on will do all the appropriate text replacements. If no place-holders are used in website-string, just append the first place-holder as before. Suppose the user sets the 3 place-holders (selected text, domain name, webpage url) as (say) "%s", "%d", "%u" respectively. Then a website-string of "https://www.google.com/search?q=site:%d %s" would do a google site search of the selected text on whatever website the user is on. And a website-string of "http://translate.google.com/translate?u=%u" would do a google translation of the whole webpage. The add-on would also need to create the menu entries when there is no text selected.

8) Another suggestion I've just come across for one of the other "Context Search" add-ons which sounds quite useful is to use the paste buffer instead if no text is selected. This would require the add-on creating a menu item when there is no text selected.

Thanks for the items you've addressed already. I can quite easily believe that the review queue is very slow - Mozilla must be getting swamped by new/updated WE add-ons at the moment!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0). 

New version

1. Is this the same as adding a new row with the following address to search on twitter: "https://www.google.com/search?q=site:twitter.com+"?
2. I see this to be implemented as a new add-on. As the user will need to send a page to the search (translate), not a selected text as in this add-on.
3. This Is implemented in the new version which is in the review queue. Btw the review queue is very slow.
4. Is implemented and in the review queue.
5. Is changed and in the review queue.
6. The way I access the options is not working in private mode. At least for now I will show a message about this.
7. Is fixed and in the review queue.

Not working Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I can't edit anything in add-on options page. I click but nothing happens.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0). 

Options in private mode

The way I access the options is not working in private mode. I guess you went to the Options page in a private window. Is that right? At least the new version will warn the users about this limitation.

Suggestions... Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great! It works very well...
1) Adding an option for "current site search" using google, would be much better.

2) If Possible, why don't you make the menu entry itself acts like a search engine!
I mean searching (using default SE/Google) by clicking the main entry " Find {selected} using..." itself.
Thanks :)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0). 

1. Can you give me an example? Is it like the following scenario?
Let say you are on Twitter, then select "cappuccino", then search "cappuccino" on Twitter using Google. And the result should be this: "https://www.google.com/search?q=site:twitter.com+cappuccino"

2. I implemented another add-on as a test "Selection Context Search - mini #1". This will add just one search engine in the context menu. Is this what are you looking for?

Image search Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Any change/or how to add reverse image search to this?
Is there a way to put "Find..." at top of the context menu?

Nice addon and the option to open search results in new window for us who don't use tabs.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0). 

1. I see the reverse image search as a new add-on because the user interaction is different. You need to right click on an image, not select a text as the current add-on. If nobody did it the way you want then I can implement it.

2. I would like to do it but the new add-ons cannot change the order of the context menu.

Great Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Simple and functional.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0). 

Better Replacement Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I like this extension better than any other since it's easier to add search engines that even Firefox can't seem to add via the search box.

However, I agree with utg that this needs a drag-and-drop management. Also, it would be nice if it can display favicons in the context menu.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0). 

1. The drag and drop is implemented in the new version which is in the review queue. The review queue is very slow.

2. Unfortunately the new add-ons cannot add icons to the sub-menus of the context menu.

Great Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very good addon, thanks.

Can you add those features below?

[1] Add a context menu "Add to Selection Context Search" when we right-click inside a search form.

[2] Improve the management of the search engine list. Now, if we have a lot of search engines and need to change the row position of one search engine far below on the list, we need scroll all the way down, select the search engine, then scroll all the way up, then click "move up" to change the row position. With few search engines, that is ok, but with a huge amount, that is not good.

# Answer 01 - 2017.09.03

An example? Right here, on AMO. With the "Selection Search" [1] extension for Google Chrome, if I Ctrl+Alt+Click the search form a popup appears [2].

I like the drag-and-drop method [3] used by the "Selection Search" extension, it really is very easy to manage this way.

My list right now has 32 search engines, the less used ones are hidden inside folders.

[1] https://github.com/Pitmairen/selection-search
[2] https://s6.postimg.org/4gbcl3hqp/image.png
[3] https://s6.postimg.org/v03xn8ia9/image.png

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0). 

New features

Update: [1] and [2] are implemented in the new version which is in the review queue.


[1] Can you give me an example? A web page which you would like to add it using the context menu.
Most form requests are dynamically built by scripts and also are sent as a POST request. This means that it is quite complex to automatically extract the search URL.
A solution will be to add the website from the results page, not from the request (form) page. I can add the page title and URL automatically to the table but they will need to be manually edited. Is this fine for you?

[2] Can you please suggest how to improve the list management? Maybe implementing drag-and-drop for the table rows?
You made me curious. What is the maximum number of rows some people will actually need? I thought that my 15 rows list is big :)

Thanks Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Pretty decent replacement for Context Search X, however, I'd be nice if you could add the option to show certain search engines directly under the context menu instead of always having to use a submenu.

Changed rating to reflect dev comment, thanks.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0). 

Not possible anymore with the new add-on model

I would like too to implement this but the new add-on model is more restrictive and doesn't allow more then one context menu.
The old add-ons with multiple context menus will stop working in a few months, starting with Firefox 57.
Can you please change the 4/5 rating as the feature you wish for cannot be implemented.
Please let me know if you would like some features implemented.