Googlepedia is a free software extension for the Web browsers Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome That displays under Articles from Wikipedia, one Google search engine results pages . [1]

Features

  • Turns internal Wikipedia links into Google search links
  • Uses Google’s I’m Feeling Lucky feature to find relevant items
  • Links images directly to their full-sized versions
  • Removes Google AdWords
  • Can be expanded to the full width of the page
  • Invokes the local language version of Wikipedia on the Google
  • Remembers your searches

Problems

While it includes many features, the plugin has certain issues:

  • Searching: The Wiki article has been returned by using Google’s “I’m feeling lucky” within the Wikipedia website. The most useful disambiguation pages, sometimes even showing trivial articles in place of more substantial ones. (It may be possible to weight search results by disambiguation pages by adding the term “disambiguation” to each search).
  • Linking: Redlinks Google Wikipedia link to the “edit” page, instead of the default Google search term . By default, anonymous article is not allowed.
  • Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Wikipedia has an article on: Wikipedia
  • When searching for something which (usually unintentionally) results in a large Wikipedia page, the entire web browser may occasionally lock up while downloading the article.
  • Speed: loading the Wikipedia page can slow down the loading of search page.

Notes

  1. Jump up^ Jessica Dolcourt (January 7, 2009). “Googlepedia for Firefox brings Wikipedia to you” . Cnet.com . Retrieved 2011-12-23 .

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