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This page details how to setup the ability to search Wikipedia from within your Web browser's search box. These browsers support the OpenSearch standard. Some browsers support the Wikipedia search engine plugin by default.

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To get Wikipedia search results while on any web page, you can temporarily set your browser's (web-based) search box to interface the Wikipedia search engine and land on Wikipedia's search results page. This trick removes the need to first navigate to Wikipedia from a web page, and then do the search or navigation. It is a temporary change, and then you put it back to your preferred web-search engine.

Say while on some web page, you decide to research, at Wikipedia, material on that web page. You change your web-search box to "Wikipedia (en)", and enter the page name or the query while on that web page. The other example is that you decide to contribute information from the web to Wikipedia. Furthermore, you can reach all twelve sister projects the same way. For example, you can go straight to a Wiktionary entry by using the prefix wikt: from your web-search box.

The Avant and Orca browsers support quick searching from the address bar. You can access the settings in the "Search Engine" dialog of the browser's options. There, you will be presented with two tabs: in the "Quick Search" tab, simply click "Add", type a keyword and press Enter, type the URL string ending in %s (the same as in Mozilla/Firefox) and press Enter again.

Firefox has Wikipedia listed as a default search engine and can be set to such. It also has a keyword search function which allows the search engine to be changed when a certain keyword is typed to trigger such.

Opera includes a Wikipedia keyword by default. To use it type w search term in the address bar, replacing "search term" with your query. Hold down the shift key while pressing the enter key to open the results in a new tab. Holding down the shift key also works with Wikipedia's sidebar search or Special:Search. It does not work with the search bar.

Click OK, and close the preferences window. Now typing "w" followed by a space and your search term in the address bar of Safari will take you immediately to your search results. This can be easily altered to search Wikipedia in other languages.

As the name says, it is like a mini-browser for Wikipedia. Just like a browser it brings one touch access to your search and history as you trawl through Wikipedia. It makes Wikipedia lookups easier with a few optional controls. For each page of information, you can show-hide the sections in the article. You can set language options for the mini-browser, change font size, and set the extension to open a featured page on Wikipedia. You browsed pages remain in history till you clear them.

Wikimedia Commons or the other copyrighted images are a treasure trove. Sure you can get them with a search or a click on the image thumbnail itself. This Chrome extension makes it simpler to view by giving you a full-size preview of an image in a lightbox, which loads right in the same page while fading the background. The Wikipedia Reader extension brings the same functionality and also gives you a dekko at the reference link box with a mouseover.

Google Chrome automatically adds certain websites to Search if it is compatible with the feature, and you have visited the website a few times. The way Chrome does this is by identifying the search features on the websites you visit.

Google Chrome is a freeware web browser made by Google. It builds on parts from other open source software, including WebKit and Mozilla Firefox.[8] The name comes from the graphical user interface frame, or "chrome", of web browsers. The open source project behind Google Chrome is known as Chromium.[9]

Additionally the flag --disable-gpu-driver-bug-workarounds may need to be passed to prevent GPU workaround from being used. Flags in chrome://gpu should state "Hardware accelerated" when configured and available.

Make sites like and easily searchable by first executing a search on those pages, then going to Settings > Search and click the Manage search engines.. button. From there, "Edit" the Wikipedia entry and change its keyword to w (or some other shortcut you prefer). Now searching Wikipedia for "Arch Linux" from the address bar is done simply by entering "w arch linux".

Chromium has a similar reader mode to Firefox. In this case it is called DOM Distiller, which is an open source project.It is disabled by default, but can be enabled using the chrome://flags/#enable-reader-mode flag, which you can also make persistent.Not only does DOM Distiller provide a better reading experience by distilling the content of the page, it also simplifies pages for print. Even though the latter checkbox option has been removed from the print dialog, you can still print the distilled page, which basically has the same effect.

In multi-GPU systems, Chromium automatically detects which GPU should be used for rendering (discrete or integrated). This works 99% of the time, except when it does not - if a unavailable GPU is picked (for example, discrete graphics on VFIO GPU passthrough-enabled systems), chrome://gpu will complain about not being able to initialize the GPU process. On the same page below Driver Information there will be multiple GPUs shown (GPU0, GPU1, ...). There is no way to switch between them in a user-friendly way, but you can read the device/vendor IDs present there and configure Chromium to use a specific GPU with flags:

The procedure is pretty much the same. You need to go to chrome://settings/importData. However, this time, in the From drop-down menu, select Bookmarks HTML File and click the Choose File button and upload the desired bookmark file.

Chromium can save incorrect data about your GPU in your user profile (e.g. if you use switch between an Nvidia card using Optimus and Intel, it will show the Nvidia card in chrome://gpu even when you are not using it or primusrun/optirun). Running using a different user directory, e.g, chromium --user-data-dir=$(mktemp -d) may solve this issue. For a persistent solution you can reset the GPU information by deleting /.config/chromium/Local\ State.

Due to security measures, modern browsers (latest updates of Firefox/Chrome/Safari) are not showing images which have origin different from that of host. eg: page content is hosted on but the media are hosted on, so the browsers are blocking all images.

I tried turning off browser security settings, adding wikipedia as exception, turning off https only requirement, altering site permissions, viewing on android wikipedia app (yes, even this fails as it can be a webview, thus using chrome browser internally to display content), etc. but to no avail.

Under chrome://settings/cookies there is a setting Clear cookies and site data when you close all windows. In ungoogled-chromium this setting is set by default. Disabling this setting will prevent this behaviour.

Change the flag chrome://flags/#extension-mime-request-handling to Always prompt for install. Then when using the CRX URL from the omnibox, the custom search engine, or the Bookmarklet, the browser will prompt for installation.

Google Chrome ye un navegador web desenvueltu por Google y compilado con base en dellos componentes y infraestructures de desenvolvimientu d'aplicaciones (frameworks) de códigu abiertu,[7] como'l motor de renderizado Blink (bifurcación o fork de WebKit).[8][9] Ta disponible gratuitamente so condiciones específiques del software privativu o zarráu.[10] El nome del navegador deriva del términu n'inglés usáu pal marcu de la interfaz gráfica d'usuariu (chrome).

Google Chrome tien delles páxines ocultes, non accesibles dientro de la interfaz d'usuariu. P'aportar a elles, puédense teclear diverses órdenes "about:" na barra de direiciones, la llista d'órdenes atópase disponible na web. Amás, Google Chrome usa'l URI chrome pa delles ferramientes de desenvolvimientu. Pueden vese toles ferramientes en chrome://chrome-urls. Sicasí, les ferramientes tienen d'usase con precuru.

If search engines are our window to the internet, a web browser is the window frame. A good browser should support basic search functions, but the most popular choices act as their own operating system for accessing the web. However, no option has become more ubiquitous with online living than Google's Chrome browser, which has about 65% of the market(Opens in a new window).

This trick is beneficial if you wanted, for example, to go directly to the Wikipedia article on orangutans without visiting or Wikipedia's front page. In order to set up this ability, first go to Settings > Search engine > Manage search engines. There, you'll see your default search engine (the one Chrome uses whenever you type a query into the omnibox) and other sites already available for quick searches.

So, for quick Wikipedia searches, click Add under Manage search engines and add the site URL. Then, the next time you type "" in the omnibox, on the far right, you'll see a prompt telling you to press tab to search within the site.

Once you press the tab button, the omnibox will indicate that you are now searching within that website instead of Google. When you press Enter on a search, you will be taken directly to that page, instead of a Google search result.

If you're ever on a web page and come across a word or phrase you want to know more about, Chrome offers an easy, built-in search option. Highlight the word(s) you want to search, right-click, and select Search Google for [highlighted text]. A new tab will open and your Google search will appear. Alternatively, you can highlight a word or phrase, then drag and drop it directly into Chrome's omnibox to perform a web search.

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