Search From Right Click Menu [ For Google Chrome ]

Searching on web is something which every internet user do, many times you just encounter a word on a web page which you may want to search on bing, on google, on IMDB, on Wikipedia, etc. With Context Menu Search extension for google chrome, you can start selecting text on the page, and search using the built-in search engines, which include Bing, Bing Images, IMDB, Wikipedia, and Yahoo.


This extension can be used to search for selected text using the context menu. Different search engines can be added according to the user’s wish to the right-click menu. The search results are shown in a new background tab.

Please Note: You need at least Chrome version 6.0 to install and use this extension. If needed you can install from whichever channel you want at the link below.

Next addition: To add a pre-configured list of search engines from which the user can easily pick search engines.

Context Menu Search [ Google Chrome Extension ]

[ Via HowToGeek ]


  1. Covale says

    All over I searched for a way to perform this not from within a browser, but from Windows Explorer. Finally, after no success I decided to come up with a solution myself. I am posting this here in hopes that someone else will benefit.

    As with nearly everything else in computing, I am sure there are other and perhaps better ways of accomplishing this. The following is what I came up with:

    First, you will need to create a new command in the following registry key:

    You can do this by merging the following into the registry:
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\WMP11.AssocFile.AVI\shell\IMDb Search\command]
    @=”C:\\windows\\system32\\wscript.exe c:\\users\\public\\IMDbSearch.vbs \”%L\””
    (There is a GUI took that makes it easy to do this at –

    You will also need to create separate entries for each file type you wish to search (.avi, .mkv, .mp4).
    Note: The path of the script must match the location where you will save the script (the next part).

    Next you will need to create a new file called IMDbSearch.vbs with the following code:

    Dim objVideo, objRegEx
    objFile = Wscript.Arguments(0)

    Set objFSO = CreateObject(“Scripting.FileSystemObject”)
    Set wshShell = CreateObject(“WScript.Shell”)
    Set objRegEx = CreateObject(“VBScript.RegExp”)

    objVideo = objFSO.GetBaseName(objFile)
    objRegEx.Global = True
    objRegEx.Pattern = “[cC][dD][0-9]”
    objVideo = objRegEx.Replace(objVideo, “”)
    objVideo = Trim(objVideo)
    objRegEx.Pattern = ” ”
    objVideo = objRegEx.Replace(objVideo, “+”)

    wshShell.Run “”& objVideo

    This is a very basic VB script with plenty of room for improvement to make it more thorough or complex on handling file name conventions such as with underscores or periods. It will work as-is if your file names are clean and words are separated by spaces.

    Good Luck, and have fun!

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