Posts Categorized: Extensions

Context Menu Search (for Chrome)

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. The order of the search engines in the right-click menu can also be arranged. A list of 35 commonly used search engines has been added so that users can choose easily. If needed, the user can also add an option which has not been included.

Download (via Extension Gallery)

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Example Menu

You need at least Chrome version 6.0.472 to install and use this extension. If needed, you can install from any channel you want here: http://www.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel#TOC-Windows

The options page:

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Change-log:
2.0:  Added options for the user to choose if the search results show in a background or foreground tab. They can also pick whether the new tab opens next to the current tab or at the end. A list of 35 search engines has been added as options for the user to add.
1.5:  The order of the search options can now be re-arranged.
1.0:  Users can now add as many search engines to the right click menu as they want. An existing option can now be disabled or deleted if not required.
0.9:  Added the ability for enabling/disabling particular search engines. Users can also customize which search engines they want and what the name of the search engine in the list should be.
0.5: Added Bing images to default pack

IITG Newsgroup Quickview (Chrome/Firefox)

For the use of IIT Guwahati residents only!

Use this extension to quickly view the posts without leaving the index page. This makes browsing the newsgroup very easy as compared to the original interface.This extension adds a ‘>>’ button to the right of every post title on the newsgroup index page. Clicking on it will open the post below the title in a box of its own. Clicking on the button again will close the box.

For Chrome: Download (via extension gallery)

For Firefox : Download (zip)

For installing the addon for firefox, extract the zip archive and open the newsgroup.xpi file with Firefox and proceed. There will be no updates for the Firefox version of the addon.

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iGoogle Super Cleanup (for Chrome)

iGoogle is very popular as the homepage of many people. It provides quick access to many things such as Gmail, Reader, News etc and yet loads very quickly.The default view of iGoogle has space set aside for the Google search bar and the theme image. This takes up a lot of space on the page. This extension is used to hide the search bar and/or the left navigation area on the iGoogle page to maximize the screen area available for your gadgets.

Most people are habituated to using the search/address bar in chrome for performing their searches. This makes the search bar on the iGoogle page redundant and hiding it from view makes more of your gadgets visible. If and when needed, the search bar can be viewed by clicking the ‘Show/Hide Search’ button at the top.

Similarly, you can use the ‘Show/Hide Navbar’ button to show or hide the navigation area (including Chat) at the left of the page.

The default appearance of the iGoogle page when first opened can be set via the Options page.

Download (via Extension gallery)

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