Generally, when you highlight text, it’s done with a purpose. Whether you are looking to copy the text, or search for it on your search engine of choice, you are usually doing it with reason. Of course, this usually requires a right-click to open a context menu or a keyboard shortcut to do that you need to do. The Firefox add-on called Clickless Menu causes a context menu to open automatically whenever you highlight text, which saves valuable seconds, and can make your life a little easier.
The menu that pops open gives you commands such as copy, find in page, open as URL, Google Translate, and links to search for the highlighted term on various search engines such as Google, Bing, Amazon, Urban Dictionary, YouTube, and more. You can remove options that you don’t use from the add-on’s settings screen. This allows you to customize the menu, which will make the add-on more usable for your individual needs.
You can also change how long it takes for the menu to open and for how long it stays open. The add-on also lets you change the positioning of the pop out menu relative to the text highlighted. So if you want it right next to the text, you can do that, but if you prefer to have it open up further across the screen, the add-on has you covered as well. Users can also create custom scripts to be added to the menu.
- Pop out a menu whenever text is highlighted.
- Adjust settings to make the add-on work for your needs.
- Custom user scripts allow the add-on to do almost anything.
- Remove options that you don’t use.
Find Clickless Menu @ addons.mozilla.org