FastestFox

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FastestFox
Developer(s) yongqli
Stable release 5.1.3 / March 10, 2013; 16 months ago (2013-03-10)
Written in JavaScript
Operating system Cross-platform
Type

Firefox extension

Chrome extension
License GPL
Website www.smarterfox.com/

FastestFox (previously called SmarterFox and Smarter Wikipedia) is a Firefox extension that aims to make Wikipedia more convenient to use from the browser. It adds a "related articles" box to the left side of Wikipedia and integrates Wikipedia's search features into Firefox. It is aimed at Wikipedia power users.[1] There is also a FastestFox Google Chrome extension.

Features[edit]

  • Adds a "related articles" box to the left side of Wikipedia.
  • Adds a "Search Wikipedia for..." option to context menus, when text is selected.

Technical details[edit]

The extension adds the "Search Wikipedia for..." option to context menus using XUL. The "related articles" feature is implemented using an AJAX request to a web API[which?]. Because the request is sent only after the page finishes loading, there is often a delay until results appear.

FastestChrome[edit]

FastestChrome is the port of FastestFox for Google Chrome. It is not fully functional, but includes most of the original features.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FastestFox