Quick search for Wikipedia on Firefox

Makes your life easier – highlight text, right-click and search on Wikipedia. Download »


Highlight text from any website, right-click and search on Wikipedia instantly.


Can be added as an extension on Firefox here.


  1. Download the repository
  2. Open Firefox and paste in the search field: about:debugging#/runtime/this-firefox
  3. Press: Load Temporary Add-on…
  4. Select manifest.json



This extension requires two accesses:

Access Description
Access data for all websites In order to use the quick search function this extension needs to know what text you are highlighting on any given website. Highlighted text is being accessed from contentScript.js and sends it as a variable to background.js to process.
Access browser tabs background.js needs to access browser tabs in order to open a new Wikipedia tab when using the quick search function.

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