Wikipedia Peek

Wikipedia Peek

Shows previews of linked articles on Wikipedia pages.

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What is Wikipedia Peek?

'Wikipedia Peek' is a user-friendly Firefox add-on designed to preview the article linked in a Wikipedia page. When a link is hovered over or tapped, it displays a small pop-up with the title section of the related article. The add-on features full touch support, customizable font size and transparency, and four themes. Apart from Firefox, it also works in Chrome and Firefox for Android, offering a flexible browsing experience across platforms.

Stats date:
By: NiklasG
Users: 953 ▼ -2
Rating: 4.38 (58)
Version: 2.7.3 (Last updated: 2017-05-01)
Creation date: 2016-02-21
Weekly download count: 1
Firefox on Android: Yes
Manifest version: 2
  • storage
  • notifications
  • tabs
  • webNavigation
  • *://*/*
Size: 103.95K
URLs: Website
Risk impact: Very high risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge

Shows previews of linked articles on Wikipedia pages.

When you hover a link to another article on Wikipedia or tap on it, a small pop-up will show you the title section of that article.


This add-ons code is available on GitHub. If you have any problems, please report them here

The add-on itself does not collect any data. Note however, that the article previews are queried form Wikipedia in a separate query each time you hover over a link long enough.

User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Firefox Browser Add-ons does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Useful for previews without leaving primary page
  • Worked well on sites like Wikipedia and Fandom
  • Has a disable feature when it gets in the way
  • No longer supported or updated
  • Interferes with Wikipedia's native link preview feature
  • Doesn't work reliably for some users
  • Lacks certain customizations like animation and themes
Most mentioned
  • Wikipedia now has its own built-in link preview feature
  • Users still find the add-on useful despite the native feature
  • The add-on could be improved with further updates and customizations
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Risk impact

Wikipedia Peek is not very risky to use and it requires a lot of sensitive permissions. Avoid installing this add-on unless you absolutely trust this publisher.

Risk likelihood

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

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