Wikipedia Search

Wikipedia Search

Search Wikipedia in every language from the address bar and context menu.

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What is Wikipedia Search?

'Wikipedia Search' is a Chrome extension offering convenient ways to search Wikipedia right from your browser. Type 'wiki' in the search bar followed by your query, or use the context menu for chosen words on a web page. Customize your search language and choose to open results in Wikipedia desktop or mobile, or Wikiwand. It is not affiliated with Wikipedia or the Wikimedia Foundation.

Merlin
Stats
Rating: 4.37 (334)
Version: 11 (Last updated: 2022-12-11)
Creation date: 2019-12-22
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
Permissions:
  • contextMenus
  • storage
  • notifications
Host permissions:
  • https://*.wikipedia.org/*
Size: 87.37K
Email: Click to see
URLs: Website
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Other platforms

Not available on Firefox
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Merlin
Summary

Wikipedia Search is an extension that adds multiple ways to search Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, right in your web browser. You can type "wiki" in the browser search bar, then the Space or Tab key, to start a search with live suggestions as you type. Also, selecting a word or phrase in a web page and opening the context menu will show a Wikipedia search option.

You can change the default search language to any language Wikipedia supports, and the optional multi-language search feature can override it with a different choice. Search results can be opened in the desktop Wikipedia site, the mobile site, or Wikiwand.

Wikipedia is a trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation. Wikipedia Search is in no way affiliated with Wikipedia or the Wikimedia Foundation.

User reviews
User reviews summary
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Pros
  • Simpel en goed
  • Doet wat het zegt
  • Handig voor tijdens onderzoek/leren
  • Quickly access Wikipedia
Cons
  • Alters existing address bar search settings without asking
  • Issues with searching for articles starting with the word "new"
  • Cannot turn off the language override feature
Most mentioned
  • Easy to use
  • Quickly access Wikipedia
  • Convenient for searching within a page
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Safety
Risk impact

Wikipedia Search may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

Wikipedia Search has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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