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Here is A Different And Handy Way to Search in Your Browser

Whether you use Firefox or Internet Explorer, you probably know about this handy search box usually located at the top right corner of your browser window.

And if you are a long time reader of my blog, you probably know about the handy Oracle related search plugins that allow you to search Oracle documentation, sites, forums and blogs.

But, what you probably do not know is that any active search engine you set in the search box will be automatically added to your mouse context menu that pops up when you highlight and right-click text on a web page. This is all done by default and without requiring any additional Add-on like ConQuery for example.

I noticed this Firefox-only feature by coincidence the other day. So here is an example of how it works:

Select a search type from the list of search engines, for example Oracle 10.2 Docs:

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Right-click a highlighted text on any web page:

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Notice the search Oracle 10.2 Docs for “the highlighted text” option. Very handy indeed.

Now, change the search type to Oracle Blogs for example:

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Highilight and right-click text to read what the Oracle bloggers have written about it.

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One other way to accomplish a similar functionality for Oracle specific searches is to use these Oracle bookmarklets that work in both Firefox and Internet Explorer.


Filed in Firefox, Oracle, Plugins, Tips on 03 Jul 07


Reader's Comments

  1. |

    Great tip Eddie! Thanks for sharing interesting things with us.