My first Safari extension
Apple released version 5 of their Safari browser a few days ago, featuring a brand new extensions framework. Wanting to experiment with this new toy, I thought I might as well combine business with pleasure so I present:
Arcade Search: a safari extension
If, like me, one of your hobbies is collecting (and playing) old arcade games and pinball machines, you'll tend to read forums and other online publications related to this subject.
When browsing these sites you sometimes come across the name of a game you've never heard of or would like more information about. This extension lets you retrieve that information without a manual search.
Simply select the text containing the game title inside the page you're currently reading and right-click your mouse.
A contextual menu will appear and will contain the following 2 new options:
Select the appropriate one depending on the type of game and a new tab will open with your search results.
First, download the extension: arcade search
Once it's on your computer, simply double click it to install.
There is one single preference available in the extensions pane: opening new tabs in the foreground or, for later reading, in the background.
Note: if you don't see the extensions tab, you need to enable it first.
update: I've released a new version (1.1) that now also searches the Arcade Flyer Database and lets you (de)activate individual site searches.