Wikipedia Companion is a Google Chrome extension that can be used to search Wikipedia in a small browser window without leaving the active website. That’s ideal for users who usually look up things on Wikipedia while browsing other websites.
The extension places an icon in the Google Chrome address bar which opens the Wikipedia browser on the active page. The cursor is automatically placed in the search form on top. A search will display the contents of the article in the browser window. All links are loaded in that window as well so that it is possible to load multiple articles directly in the window.
Basic controls at the top of the window can be used to go back and forth, clear the browsing history and to open the active Wikipedia page in a new tab in the browser.
The options of the extension can be accessed by right-clicking the icon in the address bar. Here it is possible to configure the primary and secondary languages, browser window width (normal and wide) and if featured articles should be displayed on the start page of the extension.
Wikipedia Companion is a handy extension for Google Chrome users who work with Wikipedia regularly. The extension can be downloaded from the Google Chrome extensions gallery.
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