Perform web searches on your desktop with Fling for increased productivity

By: Costea Lestoc
2 minute read

Fling is a program for Windows devices that adds a global web search capability to the system. This is great as most Windows programs lack the options to run web searches for certain terms or to look up information. Microsoft integrated these sorts of web search abilities in Windows Search, but the solution is not the most exceptional because the results returned are usually not very useful.

Fling features for improved productivity

If you’re the kind of user that performs web searches regularly while you’re working on Windows, you will definitely enjoy all the benefits Fling has to offer. It’s a free keyboard-powered software that allows you to run web searches from any program in Windows. As long as you are able to select text in a particular app, you’ll also be able to run web searches for that specific selection of text.

All you have to do is highlight text, press the keyboard shortcut Ctrl-Shift-S, and then select one of the available search services or providers. The program will open the search is the default system browser. Fling can be used in any app where you can highlight text including Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Office, Explorer, Thunderbird and so on. The program includes a default set of search services such as search engines (Google Search, Yahoo, Bing), social media sites (Facebook, Twitter), media sites (Google Images, YouTube, Amazon) and more.

All edits you can perform with the program are done in a simple text file which doesn’t require a lot of explanation. You can modify the entries which are divided into a name and a path. Both the name and the path have a number attached to them.

Name1=Yahoo

Path1=https://search.yahoo.com/search?p=

Name2=YouTube

Path2=https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=

While is also possible to perform web searches manually, Fling will save you lots of time.

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