Does safari has an extension like this Chrome extension called Context Menu Search? It enables user to search highlighted text from the context menu.

It should be something like this:enter image description here

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I needed something similar too!

So look up: CustomSearch. It's highly adaptable by using the integrated CustomSearch Entry Editor.

"CustomSearch allows you to easily send the selected text to one of up to eight search engines — right from the toolbar or a contextual menu. CustomSearch includes search entries for Wikipedia, Google, Bing, and Amazon."

  • It is no longer available. Commented Oct 10, 2017 at 8:21

Mac Services

Not at the Safari-level, but on MacOS one can add custom context menu Services that are context sensitive. I do this to add arbitrary search engines for any selected text (from any application).


  1. Open Automator.
  2. Choose File > New.
  3. Select Quick Action, then click Choose button.
  4. Create the following workflow, replacing the search URL (currently shows DuckDuckGo search):

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  1. Save the Action with the name you wish to appear in Context Menu (e.g., "Search DuckDuckGo").

  2. Try it out. Select some text in Safari or elsewhere, right-click, go to Services, and select your custom search.


It has built-in Dictionary & Search with... on the right-click menu

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I think the Search with… defaults to whatever your chosen search engine is.

The dictionary can also be triggered using Cmd ⌘ Opt ⌥ D in many other apps/text areas.

  • I've added an screenshot of what I am looking for. I hope i can choose from search engines from the menu. Commented Jan 8, 2016 at 12:34

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