extension ExtPose

Wiki on Speed (delisted)

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Hover the mouse over any inter-wiki link in Wikipedia and see an excerpt on a overlay hovering box. No need to open in new tab!

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Description from store Improve your research effectiveness on Wikipedia with this extension: hover the mouse cursor on any inter-wiki link (link to another article from within a wiki article) - and immediately see an overlay hovering box with an excerpt of the article (including the article image and the first paragraph). This saves you time when you just want to quickly understand the general idea behind some sub articles, and do not want to disrupt the reading-flow off your main subject. Whenever doing research on Wikipedia - you often find yourself encountering many sub-articles and sub-subjects related to your main research subjects, Some of these are only "minor", you just want to know the general idea behind them, without having to open a full article in a new tab and disrupt the reading flow off the main subject. Features: * Unlimited number of 'wiki-hover' boxes on top of your article. * Unlimited number of "nested" hover boxes supported. You can hover over links inside hover-boxes to show new hover-boxes, and hover over links on those boxes and so on, as deep as you need... * Close wiki-hovers or choose to "pin" them down, and make them "stick". * Click anywhere outside hover boxes to dismiss all unpinned boxes. * Supports all Wikipedia languages (including RTL languages). * Supports window resizes. * You can choose to open the full article in a new tab from within the hover-box.

Latest reviews

  • (2017-07-29) Best of its kind. Could benefit from a more modern design though. And sometimes, the balloons appear offscreen. Would be great if they were draggable. — Update: Does not work anymore 😭
  • (2017-06-29) Yanis L: [edit] No longer working, see support issue. Will make you avoid going too deep in the rabbit hole of Wiki surfing.
  • (2017-01-08) 王宝森: good tool!
  • (2016-08-31) Gal Sabag: Great app! Really useful and performs well.
  • (2014-10-09) Nir a: Brilliant !

Latest issues

  • (2017-06-29, v:1.3) Yanis L: Error on hover
    Extension unusable. Version 59.0.3071.115 (Official Build) (64-bit) (Windows 10) Console: Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'parentNode' of undefined at createExcerpt (WikiHover.js:66) at XMLHttpRequest.xhr.onreadystatechange (WikiHover.js:109)
  • (2017-06-23, v:1.3) Marek: No longer works
    This (wonderful) extension has stopped working for me. I'm using the latest, stable revision of Chrome. I've tried disabling all of my other extensions as well with no luck. This has been the case for at least the last month or so. It appears you're working on a new version, so it would be understandable if your not willing to troubleshoot this current version. Either way, I'm looking forward to the new version. This is one of my most loved extensions. Thanks!
  • (2017-05-25, v:1.3) Adrienne Boswell: Not coming up on hover
    I had a some computer issues, and some things didn't come back correctly. This was one of them, and I really miss it. I am using Vivaldi version 1.10.845.3 on Windows 10 version 10.0.16188.1000. I deleted the extension, redownloaded it, and restarted the browser. No joy. I have tested this on Vivaldi on Windows 10, Vivaldi on Windows 7, and on Chrome on Windows 10, as well as Firefox. None are working. Please advise.
  • (2017-03-06, v:1.3) Marek: Font Size
    Any chance we can get an option to adjust the font size? thanks!


371 history
3.7 (9 votes)
Last update / version
2015-07-29 / 1.3
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