Add Google Search Option to the Right-Click Menu in Internet Explorer

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 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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Ramesh Srinivasan founded back in 2005. He is passionate about Microsoft technologies and has a vast experience in the ITeS industry — delivering support for Microsoft's consumer products. He has been a Microsoft MVP [2003 to 2012] who contributes to various Windows support forums.

5 thoughts on “Add Google Search Option to the Right-Click Menu in Internet Explorer”

  1. If you don’t like the search bar you can also use clickto, 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.

  2. 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.

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

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