# 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.

  1. Open chrome://extensions/shortcuts, set a Global shortcut for Search clipboard content in Standalone Panel.
  2. 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!

# Windows

# Quicker

https://github.com/crimx/ext-saladict/issues/493

The author also shared tutorials on OCR, PDF notation and mouse gesture!

Quicker

# PantherBar

https://github.com/crimx/ext-saladict/issues/605

Similar to PopClip on MacOS.

PantherBar

# MacOS

# Alfred Workflows

https://github.com/crimx/ext-saladict/issues/509

Alfred Workflows

# Popclip

https://github.com/crimx/ext-saladict/issues/463

Popclip

Got more ideas? Welcome to share your own tutorials!

# Trigger Saladict Searching Without Opening Browser

  1. Search background in Chrome Settings, enable:
    Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed
    
  2. Add Chrome to system startup.

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