Reviews & Comments of Select Search chrome extension

From March 22nd, 2012 to January 15th, 2022, 47% user give 5-star rating, 34% user give 4-star rating, 13% user give 3-star rating, 6% user give 1-star rating. for Select Search chrome extension.

Reviews of select search:

Person 1 October 11th, 2019
Person 1

Make the UI more modern with dark mode. Then it would be perfect.

Alex Wright August 1st, 2021
Alex Wright

Firstly, I really rate this extension and used to use it all the time, so everything I write below I say while respecting the original developer. However there were a couple of things about the extension that bugged me. First of all, it does not sync user preferences across different computers. So if you sign in to Chrome on a new computer, Chrome will install the extension but your settings will have changed back to default. It's a small thing but it bugged me because I did not like the default multiple-icon popup and always used the extension with only one search icon. Also the settings page I found to be a bit clunky and outdated, and even some of the default icons are now old and outdated. As a hobby I write Chrome extensions and seeing as this extension had not been updated since 2013, I thought I would produce something that meets my own needs with some enhanced features. It is called "One Click Search". It is fairly basic but it fits my needs and if it gets popular I am open to adding new features. You can find it at Thanks for reading

giskard lucy June 26th, 2021
giskard lucy

If this project open source? Where is the repo? I can fix some bugs.

Dimo Diakov December 12th, 2020
Dimo Diakov

Great app, but please fix that upon selecting a word, the pop-up appears in two lines instead of in one, also when, in the extension options, the maximum columns are set to be more than the actual number of used search options.

Carl Jiu April 7th, 2020
Carl Jiu

Doesn't work for Brave.

Steven Gee October 8th, 2018
Steven Gee

I've used this tool for a very long time, the best feature I use is its customization capability.

Troy Smash October 16th, 2017
Troy Smash

Great idea, terrible execution. After you highlight something you cant select anything other than the stupid popup for the extension.

Razvan Florentin Popescu May 2nd, 2017
Razvan Florentin Popescu

IT DOESNT compare with opera default select, which even converts money. but its decent. sadly there is little customization available design wise. wouldve loved to have them bigger currently is the best option . selection search is missing clipboard and other features

Onome P February 8th, 2017
Onome P

Would be so much nicer if you could export and import settings. It's not fun redoing all your work each time. Would also be great to be able to disable it on certain sites.

Absolon December 22nd, 2016

Sad this is a dead project since it had very nice potential...

Ragaar Ashnod September 22nd, 2016
Ragaar Ashnod

The option to change the Maximum number of columns doesn't cooperate. Once I add two {tested with two to four} services it drops the last service to a second row. I wanted to use four services and have adjusted the columns a few times: setting it to 4, 10, 40, and 100. This is a pretty big problem, since the popup's offset overlaps with the text that I have selected making it impossible to triple-click and select a paragraph. I don't think I'd have any issues if the columns were fixed, or the popup's offset was adjusted so it didn't sit on the selected text.

Dragan Kuruc June 17th, 2016
Dragan Kuruc


Pete November 7th, 2011

Found a better alternative to this, it's called Selection Search. Since this hasn't been updated in almost 3 years, and is missing some nice features that are in Selection Search (especially syncing search engines), I'm uninstalling this.

Kon Radical November 21st, 2015
Kon Radical

Nice addon. Good alternative to the no longer around fasterfox (chrome) addon. I have one problem though. I have a dictionary addon (by google) and when I double click a word, first this addon appears and then googles dictionary app (shows me definitions) overlaps this addon. (Pain in the but) As a work around though, Iv changed a setting in the dictionary addon to make it only appear when I hold the CTRL button. Maybe this app could use a setting allowing the user to set where the popup box should appear? (Bellow or above the selected word?)

Mayank Patel August 7th, 2015
Mayank Patel

i was in search of this type of extension when google has disabled fastestfox extension... it is better than fastestfox... can u plz add the dictionary option... or how to add some dictionary related website to direct search a highlighted word... plz help me out... and plz add INDIA.. .IN thanks...

Tran Khoa July 5th, 2015
Tran Khoa

this ex is amazinggggggggggggggggggggg

Alfonso Beliz June 18th, 2015
Alfonso Beliz

Incredibly useful and FAST extension. I spent almost 2 hours looking and trying different similar extensions but this was exactly what I was looking for. Thank you!!

avalanche156 May 21st, 2015

very nice customization options

Paolo Marino May 11th, 2015
Paolo Marino

I love this search bar :) Please can you add Italian as search engines ? Thanks

CHIEN LUOC DONG A KT April 5th, 2015

Great extension

Claire November 22nd, 2014

works great. very useful

Aaron Wesel September 29th, 2014
Aaron Wesel

Is amazing. Saves me lots of time each day. Thank You!!

Alex December 13th, 2013

Absolutely adore this little extension, which I now find indispencible... A little note to fellow torrent users, I had a hard time implementing's search engine. I managed to make it work however using this engine url:<<text>>

Max Rieger June 25th, 2014
Max Rieger

as ilia proposed, site-blacklist please!

Florin Curca June 10th, 2014
Florin Curca

Most friendly search extension to date. Rcomandation for developer: It will be useful to control baloon position and the size and distance of search icons.

Erik Webber April 3rd, 2014
Erik Webber


Kmg Gkm March 26th, 2014
Kmg Gkm

how to translate selected arabic text to english

Mariano August 17th, 2013

This is what I was looking for: select text-search images. Very configurable options. It's great. Thank you.

Satyam Bhatt July 28th, 2013
Satyam Bhatt

great , perfect , it resolve many things and save time for me on ma right click.thanks a lot

Dave Woods June 15th, 2013
Dave Woods

love it. very simple and unobtrusive and exactly what i want.

Shawn Gillespie March 31st, 2012
Shawn Gillespie

Excellent plugin. Streamlines my life significantly. Could I ask you to add for Google search and Google image search.

Graham Rusk March 22nd, 2012
Graham Rusk

Can you add sites please. Especially to the google ones