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screenshotWord Counter  |  Download A lite tool for counting characters and words with mouse right-click.

Some of the important features of the Word Counter 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 Word Counter.

In short, Word Counter addon lets you get the number of words in a text selection from context menu. Please check the YouTube tutorial below to get an idea of how this addon works in your browser. If you want to contribute to the developement of this addon, please fork it on GitHub, and push your changes to a named branch. Moreover, you can review all the comments made on GitHub commits.

4 Reasons to Use Word Counter

  • Select a word or sentence and right-click to get the number of words.

  • Gives you the number of total characters, average word length and etc.

  • No options or settings to adjust, just select any text with mouse and get the word count.

  • Available for Firefox, Chrome and Opera browsers in all operating systems.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. What is Word Counter?

    Word Counter is a simple addon that help you get the number of words in a text selection. Simply select a text with mouse, then right click and select - Word Counter – from the context menu. A popup will appear to inform you about the number of words in the text selection. Besides this number, it also informs you about average word length, number of total characters, number of special characters, and the longest word. This addon has no settings or options to adjust. Simply add it to your browser and start using it. It works on any webpage as long as you can select a word or sentence. Please note that this addon does not have a toolbar icon.

  • 2. Where does this addon shows word count information?

    When you right click on any text and select - Word Counter - a popup window will appear to show you all the required info. Once you are done reading the info, please close the popup, otherwise you will not be able to use the browser, because this window is from type - alert.

  • 3. How can I download the source code for Word Counter?

    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 can I open the options page?

    This addon has no options or settings to adjust. Everything you need is available in the context menu item.

  • 5. Does this addon work for all browsers?

    This addon works for Firefox, Chrome and Opera browsers in all operating systems. Please note that mobile browsers are not supported yet.

  • 6. Does this addon work in all websites?

    Yes, as long as you can select a text within a website, this addon works fine.

  • 7. Does this addon work for all languages?

    Yes, according to our test, this addon works for most languages. But you might see some bugs when using languages other than English. In these cases please fill the bug report form in this page to help us resolve the issue in the coming updates.

  • 8. Beside words, can this addon count the number of images within a page?

    No, this addon is only designed to count words. In future versions, support for images might be added.

  • 9. How can I disable the addon?

    In order to permanently disable the addon, please head to the extensions page in your browser and find the addon. Then click on the disable button to permanently disable this addon.

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Submitting Bugs

Your feedback goes a long way towards making this addon even better. With this bug report form, you can submit bugs or suggest enhancements for the functionality or performance of this addon. Please note, this bug report form will be sent to the developer(s) of this addon. You will not get an immediate or personal response at the moment. However, the developer(s) may contact you through the email address provided in this form for further clarifications or requesting additional information regarding the reported bug(s).

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