Context Lookups
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Context Lookups

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Overview

This extension adds configurable lookup options for the context menu of selected text

Quickly search information as you browse. Just select the text you want to look up, bring up the right-click context menu, and select the configured lookup option that you want. Need to quickly check the definition of "bi-weekly" when someone emails you about a meeting? Curious about the literal meaning of "je ne sais quoi" when it comes up in an article? Want to know who exactly "Robert Walpole" is when someone mentions them in a comment? Context Lookups has you covered! Get up to speed or satisfy your curiosity in no time at all, then be on your merry way. You can set the results to appear as regular webpages, or make things extra convenient with simplified popup windows. This much can already be done with just the default lookups, but the possibilities go far beyond that. Copy the search query URL base of whatever website you want to use, and create a context menu item for it in the extension popup, it's that simple. Just remember to save your changes! Here are a couple more to try: Synonyms/Antonyms - Use "https://www.thesaurus.com/browse/" as the URL base. Rhymes - Use "https://www.rhymezone.com/r/rhyme.cgi?typeofrhyme=perfect&Word=" as the URL base. Note that ampersand characters (&) in context menu labels are used to assign shortcut keys. To make a letter within the label the shortcut key for the option (while it's shown), simply put an ampersand in front of it. For example, set the label as "Rh&ymes" to make a context menu option "Rhymes" with the shortcut key 'y'. To put an ampersand in the actual label, simply include it twice, as in "Synonyms && Antonyms" to get a label of "Synonyms & Antonyms". This is my first extension, so any feedback is appreciated. NOTE: Due to limitations with Chrome, results displayed in a popup are unfortunately restricted to the primary display. If using multiple displays, try to keep the browser window using the extension on the primary display. Alternatively, you can set the results to display as normal pages instead. Version 2: Now supports parent menus! Version 3: Updated to use Manifest version 3. Apologies for any resultant issues I might have missed. After a couple revisions, I think I've got it working with pre-existing saved data, but if you still encounter issues, I recommend saving your loaded configurations from the extension popup to update the saved data. Opening as a regular window popup is now supported, by simply selecting the center of the slider. Changed the default definition lookup to a simple Google search query, as this has better fallback behavior when a definition isn't found in the primary source. Version 4: New features and quality of life improvements - Import and Export from/to a file (remember to save after importing!) - A much larger number of menu items are supported than before (working around Chrome limitations) - Internal scrolling, for retaining easy access to button controls - Now indicates when you have unsaved changes - Encountered errors now get displayed, though hopefully this won't be needed. :)

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rmy quasimodoAug 2, 2022

Thank you Alec, for taking the time to look into this and adding context menu nesting! it seems to be limited to 3. after that, the extension kinda of breaks. I.e won't save more when you click save. when you go back, entry is not there. Update: 3/16/24 for debugging, can you add a backup and restore option? I could not find the json to try and edit manually or the extension folder. maybe it is just me, but I would like to be able to backup my settings, remove the extension and then resto... Show more

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Alec MitnikDeveloperOct 20, 2022

Thank you for the suggestion of adding menu nesting. This is now supported! Update: Regarding your report of settings not saving when you try going beyond 3 nested menus, I'm afraid I cannot reproduce the issue. I tried creating 4 different parent menus, and even putting 4 menus inside one of them, and everything saved as expected. I also could not find any reference to there being an imposed limit on nested menus for Chrome or its extensions. Hopefully you're able to get this resolved. Regretfully, there isn't much more I can do without more information. Update: 3/19/24 Thank you for the suggestion of adding import and export. This is now supported as well! I was also able to track down your issue, and that should now be resolved. It was hitting the quota limit for a single field in sync storage, so I now spread out the context menu data into multiple chunks for storage, significantly increasing capacity. I hope you like the new updates. Editing these review comments isn't the best way to communicate, so I encourage you to use the "Visit support hub" link on this page and submit any additional feedback there, or feel free to email me directly.

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Johnathan KhuuFeb 5, 2019

Love being able to configure this to search various different types of sites like Amazon, Youtube, or even my email.

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Russell MitnikJan 28, 2019

Useful, configurable.

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Details

  • Version
    4
  • Updated
    March 19, 2024
  • Offered by
    Alec Mitnik
  • Size
    33.91KiB
  • Languages
    English (United States)
  • Developer
    Email
    alecmitnik@gmail.com
  • Non-trader
    This developer has not identified itself as a trader. For consumers in the European Union, please note that consumer rights do not apply to contracts between you and this developer.

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  • Not being sold to third parties, outside of the approved use cases
  • Not being used or transferred for purposes that are unrelated to the item's core functionality
  • Not being used or transferred to determine creditworthiness or for lending purposes

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