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Context Menu Search

<10kB. Updated 2017-08-07. Only supports Anki 2.0.x.
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A simple Anki add-on that adds context-menu entries to search the card browser and various online search providers for selected words. The entries will appear both in the Reviewer and Card Editor. COMPATIBILITY This add-on only works with Anki's stable release branch (2.0.x ≥ 2.0.30). The 2.1 beta branch is not supported at this point in time. SEARCH PROVIDERS Currently supported are Google, Google Images, and Wikipedia. You can add new providers by editing the source code and modifying the SEARCH_PROVIDERS list. Just make sure to follow the syntax of the other entries. CHANGELOG 2017-08-06 – Refactored code 2016-01-26 – Only create a submenu when needed 2017-01-17 – Rewrote add-on, added support for online search providers 2016-04-19 – double-quote phrases when searching SUPPORT Please do not report issues or bugs in the review section below, as I will not be able to reply to them nor help you. Instead, please report all issues you encounter either on GitHub, or by posting a new thread on the Anki add-on support forums while mentioning the name of the affected add-on in your thread title. CREDITS AND LICENSE Copyright (c) 2015-2017 Glutanimate Based on 'OSX Dictionary Lookup' by Eddie Blundell and 'Search Google Images' by Steve AW. This add-on was formerly known as "Search Browser for Selected Words". Licensed under the GNU AGPL v3. The code for this add-on is available on GitHub. MORE RESOURCES A lot of my add-ons were commissioned by other Anki users. If you enjoy my work and would like to hire my services to work on an add-on or new feature, please feel free to reach out to me at: ankiglutanimate [αt] gmail . com Want to stay up-to-date with my latest add-on releases and updates? Feel free to follow me on Twitter: @Glutanimate New to Anki? Make sure to check out my YouTube channel where I post weekly tutorials on Anki add-ons and related topics: / Glutanimate


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This add-on previously supported Anki 2.0. You can download the last version supporting 2.0 here. As Anki 2.0 has been discontinued, no support is available for this version.

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very good!
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A dream come true!
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Very useful! It's easy to add other web services e.g. translate.yandex.ru
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This add-on is awesome!
I would be eternally grateful if it could be used to search PDFs. I regularly rely on multiple textbooks that I find myself parsing to better understand the pre-built anki deck I am studying from. I make 50+ searches per day through PDFs and being able to highlight the text in an anki card and then have the find command in adobe reader prefilled with my search term would be ABSOLUTE MAGIC.
Can you please create this functionality as a commented part of the code with a prefilled path such as:

Having this would be AMAZING. Please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Comment from author
Hi! Thanks for the great feedback. I agree that PDF look-ups would be really cool, but it's difficult to implement as there is no canonical way to instruct PDF readers to look up a specific search term. Still, this idea is cool enough to warrant looking into, so I've added it to my to-do list: https://github.com/glutanimate/anki-addons-misc/issues/92
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This is awesom
on 1549647419
Works great, and I especially appreciate the ability to add sites into the search!
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Works great!

Here's the UpToDate search line: ("UpToDate", u"https://www.uptodate.com/contents/search?search=%s"), and the Pubmed Search line: ("Pubmed", u"https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=%s"),
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In case someone wanted; for YouTube add this line

("YouTube", u"https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%s")
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Perfect, thanks!
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Can you put Google Translate on provide search list ?
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Suggestion, try to create an addon to collect ready-made phrases from news sites.