Search & Link Previews

A browser extension for previewing links and search results without opening new tabs.

Live demo

Several features (including certain URL previews) of this extension may not work in this demo due to inability to access the relevant Chrome Extension APIs / UIs from a page context.

You can trigger and update the demo (floating panel) by selecting text and clicking "Search".

You can trigger the preview functionality by hovering over a link like this Wikipedia article on ChatGPT.


Keep fewer tabs open

No need to open a new tab just to check the definition of Floccinaucinihilipilification. Highlight it and click "search".


Browse faster

It can premptively load search result pages for an almost instantenous view of websites.


Quick actions

Beyond search, the extension provides quick actions like "copy" and "email" based on the selection context


Highly accessible

The preview pane can be dragged, resized, minimized, expanded into a full tab and a whole lot more.


Popular search engines

You can choose from Google to Bing, Baidu, Yandex, Yahoo, DuckDuckGo and Ecosia.


Over 50 locales supported

You may use the extension in any of the global languages supported by Chrome.

All extensions are open-source, free, offline-first, privacy friendly and internationalized to all 50 supported browser locales

This is my solution to the too-many-open-tabs problem. Opening a new tab is easy, closing it is hard. This extension helps by showing links and search results in a preview pane inside the current tab, that way I don’t have to open a new tab in the first place.

It could start with me reading List of investors killed by their own invention, then 17 open tabs later, I find myself on Donner Party.

Frequently asked questions

Yes it should, though I have not verified.