# Works Outside of Browser
Theoretically there are two ways to make Saladict work outside of browser:
- Search clipboard content with global shortcut(which is the theory behind all current toolchains).
- Native messaging via browser API(Not implemented. PRs are welcomed!).
# Search directly
Browser offers global shortcuts settings for extensions through which we can search text on any place.
chrome://extensions/shortcuts, set a
Globalshortcut for Search clipboard content in Standalone Panel.
- Copy any text, then press the shortkeys.
Many brilliant users on Saladict have found out ways to automate this process with other tools. Thank them for taking the time to share all these magnificent tutorials!
The author also shared tutorials on OCR, PDF notation and mouse gesture!
Similar to PopClip on MacOS.
# Alfred Workflows
Got more ideas? Welcome to share your own tutorials!
# Trigger Saladict Searching Without Opening Browser
backgroundin Chrome Settings, enable:
Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed
- Add Chrome to system startup.
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