Quick lookup in Wikipedia with alt + click

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What is qWiki?

qWiki is a Firefox add-on that enables users to quickly search for information in Wikipedia by simply clicking with the alt key. It provides options to receive complete or short article summaries, overview tables, and allows customization of language, key combinations, and mouse buttons. With qWiki, users can effortlessly access Wikipedia without the hassle of opening new tabs or relying on mouse cursor searches.

Stats date:
Users: 11 ▼ -1
Version: 0.0.5 (Last updated: 2017-05-17)
Creation date: 2017-03-16
Weekly download count: NaN
Firefox on Android: Yes
Manifest version: 2
  • activeTab
  • *://*.wikipedia.org/*
  • *://*.wiktionary.org/*
  • storage
Size: 60.07K
Email: Click to see
URLs: Website
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge

Are you tired of opening new tabs to search something at Wikipedia? Would you like to just click + ctrl/shift/alt to search for the word under the mouse cursor and show the result in a panel? Or maybe you are alergic to mice and prefer to use the keyboard? Then this addon is right for you!

  • receive complete or short article
  • receive overview table
  • close panel with one click or 'escape' key
  • use quicksearch with key combo
  • prepend language code at quicksearch
  • prepend response method at quicksearch
  • change language, combo keys and mouse buttons in options

    Response method in quicksearch can be 1,2 or 3 (complete, short, table).

    If the addon is not working for you, don't hestitate to contact me. Please check for existance of an article before you contact me.

    bugs / suggestions : wienzek.daniel@gmail.com

  • Safety
    Risk impact

    qWiki is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install qWiki if you trust the publisher.

    Risk likelihood

    qWiki has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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