Some of the important features of the Search with Wikipedia™ addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn't find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with Search with Wikipedia™.
In short, Search with Wikipedia™ is a multi-browser addon that enables you to open a selection of words or sentences in Wikipedia.
5 Reasons to Use Search with Wikipedia™
Select desired target language from the addons options page.
Simply right-click and select - Search selection in Wikipedia - from context-menu.
Supports all languages currently available in Wikipedia website (26 languages).
Very lite and easy-to-use addon.
Available for all browsers and platforms.
This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Search with Wikipedia™?
Search with Wikipedia™ is a multi-browser extension that enables you to search desired keywords (or sentences) in Wikipedia. Working with this addon is very easy. Just right-click on a selected word or sentence and then click on search in Wikipedia item. A new tab will be open with Wikipedia page loaded in it. Please note that, if your keyword (right-click text selection) has a distinct Wikipedia page, this page will be open in a new tab once you click on the context-menu item. But, if your keyword does not match a distinct page, the Wikipedia search page (a page with multiple matched items) will be open once you click on the context-menu item.
2. Can I choose my desired Target language?
Yes, you can choose target language from the options page. Just open the settings page and select your desired language. Next time you open Wikipedia, it will be open with the new language loaded in it.
3. How can I download the source code for Search with Wikipedia™?
To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.
4. How many languages are available to select from the options page?
In total there are 26 languages available to select. This is exactly the same number in Wikipedia page. Please note that, if Wikipedia adds new entries for target language, the addon will be updated as well to support the new items.
5. Does this addon has any toolbar button?
No, this addon does not have a toolbar button. The only way to access it is through the context-menu item in mouse right-click.
6. What happens if I click on a non-selected area within a page?
When you click on a non-selected area within a page, the context-menu for Wikipedia wont be appear at all. You only see the context-menu when you select a text with mouse within the page.
7. Can I search very long paragraphs or sentences with this addon?
Yes, but there is no point for searching large text as Wikipedia will not be able to match a page for your selection. In order to get the best experience from this addon, please try to search for keywords only. This way there is a higher chance to match a Wikipedia page with your searched item.
8. Is this addon available for all browsers?
Yes, this addon is available for all browsers and platforms. However, mobile version is not supported yet.
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