Want to search Google for selected text in Internet Explorer via the right-click menu? Here is how to add Google Search option to the context menu in Internet Explorer.

1. Download google.zip and extract the files to a folder

2. Move google.htm to C:\Windows\Web directory

3. Double-click google.reg to run it

4. Open a new Internet Explorer window and select the text which you want to search using Google, right-click and then select Search with Google option. (Using the option with SHIFT key pressed, opens the Google search page in a new Internet Explorer window.)

Alternately, you may install the Google Search Provider (IE7 and above) and set it as the default provider. This also adds the Search with Google option to the right-click menu.


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5 Comments

  1. effeks
    said this on Sunday, November 16th 2014 9:53 pm

    Works like a charm for me IE 11 under Windows 7 X64

  2. Anonymous
    said this on Wednesday, May 8th 2013 1:26 am

    Windows 7, IE10. Does not work. Item does not show up in context menu. Do I need to reboot my computer?

  3. Brat
    said this on Friday, October 14th 2011 1:00 pm

    Whats the change needs to be made, if i want the search result in other tab.
    Right now search resutl opens in same page where we select the word, right click and select search with google.
    i use IE 8. win xp.

  4. Richard
    said this on Monday, July 4th 2011 1:43 am

    If you don’t like the search bar you can also use clickto http://www.clicktoapp.com, you do basically the same, you highlight the text and copy it with CTRL+C, clickto appears and let you search the highlighted word via google.

  5. said this on Thursday, March 4th 2010 1:21 pm

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