How to use WikiLook?

Just press Ctrl or Shift or Alt and make a RightMouseButton click on a word.

Defaults: Shift+right-click is a Wiktionary lookup, Ctrl+right-click is a Wikipedia lookup, Alt+right-click is Uncyclopedia lookup.

And you can do that over text selected by the mouse. For example, you can highlight DNA repair with your mouse and look it up by pressing Ctrl and RightMouseButton click over the selection.

Left-click on "A"-style icon in the the bottom right corner of Firefox/SeaMonkey/Flock to toggle WikiLook on/off.

How to change language edition?

You can go WikiLook option dialog by clicking on a green button located in a top left corner of WikiLook pop-up, and change parsers from the default WikiMedia/Wikia English editions to URLs that point to your preferred language version. For example, you can point to French language Wikis by changing the parsers to:

  • http://fr.wiktionary.org
  • http://fr.wikipedia.org
  • http://desencyclopedie.wikia.com

For Spanish that would be:

  • http://es.wiktionary.org
  • http://es.wikipedia.org
  • http://inciclopedia.wikia.com

etc.

WikiLook can parse virtually any MediaWiki based web site, as the site serves WikiCode though the default bot interfave. And there are dozens of thousands such web sites on the Internet!

How to use mouse gesture look-up?

The mouse gesture look-up method is an extremely convenient way to look up words/idioms using just your mouse, without the keyboard. It is disabled by default, but you can enable it in the Option dialog: right-click on the "A"-style icon in the bottom right corner. Once it is enabled:

  • Highlight any idiom or word with your mouse.
  • Move mouse pointer just a bit, still holding it over selected word.
  • Wait half a second.
or
  • Press and hold Shift key
  • Move mouse pointer just a bit, still holding it over selected word.
  • Wait half a second.
  • The other way, moving mouse first and then pressing Shift will not work, to make sure add-on won't interfere, when user decided to type some text.

Alt + Right Click do not work for me!

You are probably running Firefox/SeaMonkey on a *nix system (Linux, BSD, etc.). Unfortunately, some Window Managers reserve that combination for predefined actions. You can change your Window Manager settings or use other built in methods of WikiLook pop-up call.


How can I open Wiktionary/Wikipedia links in new tab instead of current?

Please use standard built it functionality of your browser, that is while clicking on a link,
hold down the Ctrl-key. This will also work on other pages and in different add-ons.