WikiPics Safari Extension
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WikiPics Safari Extension…For a smoother Wikipedia experience.

WikiPics is a browser extension that links pictures and photos on Wikipedia to a lightbox. Now you don't have to leave the page and spend precious clicks and time just to show the larger image.

localized to English and Swedish
What's New
Version 2.0:
  • WikiPics 2.0 brings about a fresh interface along with the following changes:
  • A less obtrusive interface via static buttons that never moves and more space for pictures.
  • Faster and better scrolling. Faster page load. Less memory usage.
  • No more Fancybox, while it has served well, the performance overhead was not worth it.
  • No more included images, all graphics except the icon are generated with CSS3.
  • jQuery updated to version 1.6.1 with some speed improvements.
Version 2.0:
  • WikiPics 2.0 brings about a fresh interface along with the following changes:
  • A less obtrusive interface via static buttons that never moves and more space for pictures.
  • Faster and better scrolling. Faster page load. Less memory usage.
  • No more Fancybox, while it has served well, the performance overhead was not worth it.
  • No more more...
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
  • Safari 5.0.5 or later
  • A Chrome version is also available, see the product page



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WikiPics Safari Ex... User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Robio commented on 17 Mar 2011
Or you could download HoverZoom, and have the same kind of functionality all over the web:
http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/34951/hoverzoom-safari-extension
[Version 1.0.1]

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sjk replied on 18 Mar 2011
Your comment is what Suggest More Similar Software is intended to be used for. :)
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Quazar replied on 27 Mar 2011
Couldn't agree more !!! Been using it for almost 2 weeks now, to me web surfing without it won't be the same experience anymore !
Since I browse a lot of photography sites and pages everyday, this Hover xtension has became a necessity for me !
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sjk commented on 16 Mar 2011
Handier than expected, but it would be convenient to sometimes have the default Wikipedia behavior without disabling the extension.
[Version 1.0.1]

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Niklas-Brunberg replied on 18 Mar 2011
Hi Sjk, I just released version 1.3 that might partly addresses your request, the title text on the zoomed image now keeps the "Enlarge" link that links to the intermediate wikipedia page (among other things).
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sjk replied on 19 Mar 2011
Hi Niklas. If you mean the title text under the zoomed image, it's not a link on any images I've tried. Thanks for the change… just need to figure out how it works. :)
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Spot (developer) replied on 27 Mar 2011
Sjk, with "Enlarge" link I was referring to the circled links as you can see here: http://img692.imageshack.us/f/skrmavbild20110327kl163.png/
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sjk replied on 27 Mar 2011
Hmm, definitely not seeing those links here. Maybe some other extension is blocking them.
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Niklas Brunberg (developer) replied on 27 Mar 2011
Have you updated recently? Version 1.3 introduced that functionality.

Go into Safari preferences -> Extensions and click on Updates.
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sjk replied on 27 Mar 2011
Yup, I've updated.

None of the images on the main WikiPedia page have the links, which is why I didn't notice them earlier.

Now I see them for most images on the Bengal tiger Wikipedia page, used with the sample image here. For some reason it's missing on the first image on that page so clicking with WikiPics enabled displays:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/74/Bengal_Tiger_in_Bangalore.jpg

… and doesn't have a link for this intermediate page:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bengal_Tiger_in_Bangalore.jpg

… which will open with WikiPics disabled.

In other words, certain images don't have "…/File:…" links when WikiPics is enabled.
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Niklas Brunberg (developer) replied on 27 Mar 2011
Would adding such an intermediate "Enlarge" link on those images where one is missing (but only visible in the lightbox) be acceptable? I do not want to add anything to the visual layout of Wikipedia pages because it might break the layout on some tables. Anyway, I will consider some solution for the next version as this seems like an issue that might stop some people from getting full utility from the extension.
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sjk replied on 27 Mar 2011
Likely I'd be satisfied with any method you come up with to conveniently choose opening an intermediate page instead of the lightbox with WikiPics enabled. Thanks.
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Niklas-Brunberg rated on 27 Mar 2011

[Version 1.3.1]


Downloads:1,511
Version Downloads:676
Type:Internet : Plug-ins
License:Free
Date:26 May 2011
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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WikiPics Safari Extension…For a smoother Wikipedia experience.

WikiPics is a browser extension that links pictures and photos on Wikipedia to a lightbox. Now you don't have to leave the page and spend precious clicks and time just to show the larger image.

localized to English and Swedish


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