Wikipedia Widget
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Wikipedia Widget is a dashboard widget for browsing the free, user-created encyclopedia, Wikipedia. Search for articles and view from the Dashboard, complete with pictures and links.

Features:
  • Compatible with any language wikipedia, just enter the 2 (sometimes 3 or more) letter code on the back. Defaults to English.
  • External links open in your preferred browser.
  • Click the 'wikipedia' button to the left of the search field to open the current article or search term in Safari.
  • The little '?' button
What's New
Version 1.0.0:
  • Moved download site from www.whatsinthehouse.com/widgets to wikiwidget.github.com
  • Fixed problem with displaying articles
  • More consistent caching location
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.4.11 or later



MacUpdate - Wikipedia Widget



Wikipedia Widget User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Thresher-The-Shark commented on 11 Jul 2012
Attention MacUpdate admins. 0.9.6 is the current version.
[Version 0.9.5]

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MacUpdate-Warren replied on 11 Jul 2012
Thanks for the heads-up! FYI, for update information, please consider using our submission forms: http://macupdate.com/developers/update/
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DirkTheMenace reviewed on 04 Nov 2011
Sometimes very slow on displaying information.
Otherwise simple but usefull widget.
[Version 0.9.5]


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Thresher-The-Shark commented on 19 Apr 2011
Attention MacUpdate Admins. Version 0.9.5 is now out and fixes issues related to 10.6.7
[Version 0.9.4]

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Libertyforall1776 replied on 04 Nov 2011
Yea, the dev forgot to update the info.plist, but only updated the version # in the version.plist. DOH.
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YEEZUS reviewed on 14 Jul 2009
This widget finally works again perfectly. The previous error I commented on is now fixed. Thanks Dev.
[Version 0.9.3]


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YEEZUS commented on 28 Mar 2009
Links don't work from the original link anymore. Needs to be updated.
[Version 0.9.2]


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scrivens commented on 19 Mar 2009
Doesn't seem to work properly anymore under 10.5.6 - links become inactive on pages followed from the original link, back-tabbing replaces asterisks with letters and the links fail. Shame really as I used this thing dozens of time a day for quick searches and it's the only one there is.
[Version 0.9.2]

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brian577 replied on 23 Mar 2009
it's not Mac OS X, it's Wikipedia itself, I'm having the same problem in 10.4.11
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M Chang commented on 08 Aug 2006
No Universal?
[Version 0.9.1]

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+44
FalknerX replied on 12 Jun 2007
widgets don't really need to be universal b.
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+2

JustinNorman reviewed on 03 Jul 2006
I'm so glad someone made this widget. Now that I have this in my Dashboard, I very rarely visit Wikipedia in my browser. Generally, my encyclopedia searches are for fairly quick information regarding questions I find in my usual Web searches, so keeping this in a nice little widget, separate from my regular Web browsing, is great. It's even more useful for my less computer-savvy relatives, who don't know what Wikipedia is. I've installed it on at least three other computers, and they're enjoying it too.
[Version 0.9]


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Intellect Inside commented on 12 Apr 2006
USER CAN'T CHOOSE FONT!

USER CAN'T CHOOSE TEXT SIZE!

Bad, bad, bad. It's very hard to read on a hi-res screen.
[Version 0.9]


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Eject Media commented on 19 Aug 2005
I am a widget developer myself and I must say I am VERY impressed with this widget. Works exactly as you would think it would and everything is in the right place. Even nice subtle touches like when the widget is collapsed and you flip it over, it first resizes to teh correct size and THEN flips over. This way you don't have a small front and a large back, which makes no sense.

Overall, awesome!
[Version 0.9]


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+3
Macrophelia had trouble on 22 Sep 2010
when attempting a search widget randomly resets all other widget and fails shows any results (OS 10.6.4)
[Version 0.9.4]


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+52
scrivens had trouble on 12 Jun 2007
Previous version failed with the Safari 3 Beta and 0.9.2 won't work either. Just have the blue box, no input box, no information "i" etc. I've completely removed the previous version, plists and so on.

(Great little widget, use it a lot.)
[Version 0.9.2]



Hate_Mac_Update_Privacy_Policy rated on 20 Feb 2014

[Version 1.0.0]


Downloads:30,672
Version Downloads:1,363
Type:Games : Simulation
License:Free
Date:19 Feb 2013
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Wikipedia Widget is a dashboard widget for browsing the free, user-created encyclopedia, Wikipedia. Search for articles and view from the Dashboard, complete with pictures and links.

Features:
  • Compatible with any language wikipedia, just enter the 2 (sometimes 3 or more) letter code on the back. Defaults to English.
  • External links open in your preferred browser.
  • Click the 'wikipedia' button to the left of the search field to open the current article or search term in Safari.
  • The little '?' button to the left of the search field will pull a random article into the widget (Special:Randompage query).
  • Back and forward buttons with page caching.


Known bugs:
  • External links that include most unicode characters can't be sent to your preferred browser.


ToDo:
  • Set a time-out on page-grabbing.
  • Create a better looking collapsed state.
  • Add up and down scroll buttons at the bottom of the scroll bar.
  • Come up with a way to open the same article in another language, like the side menu of Wikipedia.org's interface.
  • Display a contextual menu when a link is right-clicked.
  • The current "temporary" user interface has lasted much longer than I had planned. This needs to be beautified.
  • Clean up and comment the code, to simplify the lives of those borrowing code for their own projects.
  • Fancify this page a bit, but nothing extravagant.
  • Put out a release significant enough to be called ONE POINT OHH. One of these days it'll happen, I promise.


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