Drag & Drop Zones
Get rid of that clumsy context menu, and search the web using up to 100 stylish Drag & DropZones
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Drag & Drop Zones is a new and innovative way to search the internet. To search from various search engines, just select a phrase and drop it in the zones. Beside enhancing your search experience, the extension allows you to add multiple internal functionalities that are available in the traditional right click menu as zones. Basically by using this extension, you can eliminate the need to do right-clicking on pages or links.
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  1. What is Drag & Drop Zones extension and how does it work?

    Drag & Drop Zones is a brand new and innovative way to search the internet. Extending the Search Engine manager window of your browser

    You can simply drag a Search Engine onto 1 (or more) DropZones to link them. Once you are all set up, you can just drag some text or a link on any website to activate the Drag & DropZones. A stylish transparent grid (in the color of your choice) with all your Search Engines will be displayed over the site you where viewing, and the DropZone you are currently hovering above will be highlighted. Just Drop the text on any of the DropZones and your search will be performed the way you where used to.

    The Drag & DropZones feature was initially created for my Web Search Pro add-on, since I received many requests from people who loved the idea, but thought that Web Search Pro had just a bit too much features for them, I decided to rewrite the concept to be compatible with the Firefox Web Search itself.

  2. How can I use Drag & Drop Zones extension?

    Simply just drag some text or a link on any website to activate the Drag & DropZones!

  3. Is Drag & Drop Zones extension e10s compatible?

    The classical extension is not compatible with Firefox e10s (multi-processor compatible). However there is a new WebExtension version which is fully e10s compatible. Take a look at https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/drag-dropzones-revived/.

  4. Is it possible to change the destination URL for default search engines?

    Yes, go to the options page and modify the URL. Note the %q; will be replaced with the dropped query.

  5. Can I modify the default grids and their locations?

    Yes, open the options page and drag engines to the new locations. You can also double-click the left side command box to insert a new engine.

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The internet squeezed into the society a few decades ago. From being merely a platform for a few dozen pages, it has become one of the largest digital databases, in this fast paced technology controlled era. The internet is a big place, and no one is sure to find what they are looking for. Still, individuals, the digital warriors as well as the brick and mortar titans have availed the opportunity given by the internet, to show their online presence to the rest of the world. Only a bunch of different professions today do not demand an internet connection, to run their matters of business. The internet might seem like a dream come true for forward-moving companies, but for individuals, it can turn into a nightmare. Most people give up while searching for what they need. The internet needs to be scanned properly in order to get the best possible information. This has made surfing over the internet a daunting task. This is where Drag and Drop Zones can help you.

The Drag and Drop Zones is an easy-to-use extension, which provides the users with an innovating and new way of surfing the internet. It helps you to drag a search engine, drop it in one of the drop zones and link them. After doing this, you can drag some text from any link and any website, which will eventually activate the drag and drop zones. After you have dropped the required text in one of the drop zones, you can search the internet in the way you use to. Above all, the Drag and Drop Zones is automatically assigned to all your Firefox tabs, when you are using this extension for the very first time.

I would recommend this add-on to everyone, especially people who are looking for a new way to search for information, over the internet.

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