Wikipedia:Tip of the day/January 20

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User Scripts

You can install user scripts written in JavaScript to add features to your account, and to automate various tasks. You could write your own scripts. But many user scripts have already been written by Wikipedians, and are ready for you to make use of. To enable these scripts, simply paste them into your vector.js file. (Only logged-in users can install scripts).

Examples of scripts:

  • wiktLookup – Double-click a word, and go to its definition on Wiktionary.
  • Watchlist sorter – Sorts your watchlist by namespace, and shows the pages for each namespace in alphabetical order. Also adds spacing for further ease of reading.

Some of the most popular scripts have become gadgets, which can be enabled simply by checking an option in your preferences.

Read more: Available user scripts
Request a new user script to be written
more scripts

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