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A Wikipedia gadget is a JavaScript and/or a CSS snippet that can be enabled simply by checking an option in your preferences. The gadgets functionality is provided by the MediaWiki extension Extension:Gadgets.

General criteria for Gadgets[ସମ୍ପାଦନା]

Gadgets should generally pass the following conditions:

  1. Gadgets must work if just included with no further configuration. They can be configurable via personal common.js, but must work unconfigured.
  2. Gadgets must be compatible with all major browsers, i.e. they must not terminate with errors.
  3. Gadgets should be functional in most major browsers (cross-browser compatibility). Exceptions must be clearly stated.
  4. Duplication of gadgets should only be made if it's reasonable.
  5. Collections of scripts should be applied as own entities. (No collection of scripts dumped as a gadget, unless the collection is specially defined as an own entity.)
  6. Gadgets requiring permissions must be marked and must fail gracefully if the permissions aren't present.
  7. Gadgets only working in some skins must be marked as such if that data is available.

Proposals: Discuss the addition of user scripts as gadgets.
Evaluation: Evaluate existing WikiProject User scripts scripts as potential gadgets.
Changes: Discuss the changes you want to make.

Gadgets can be installed after discussion at Wikipedia:Gadget/proposals by administrators in the following way:

  1. Add the header below and the script code to MediaWiki:Gadget-scriptname.js
  2. Optionally, add the header below and CSS code to MediaWiki:Gadget-scriptname.css
  3. Add a script description to MediaWiki:Gadget-scriptname. Please link to the script home and/or help page and state browser requirements if needed.
  4. Add to MediaWiki:Gadgets-definition under the appropriate heading
    * scriptname|scriptname.js[|scriptname.css|otherscript.js|...]
  5. Update the table of installed gadgets below

The gadget should now appear on Special:Gadgets.


Comments or warnings can be added to the gadget description templates in two ways:

  • noinclude tag (visible on description page with links): <noinclude> comment </noinclude>
  • HTML comments (visible in source text only): <!-- comment -->

Comments added in this way will be automatically discarded during the page creation process.


The following header is to be added to the gadget files:

/*  _____________________________________________________________________________
 * |                                                                             |
 * |                    === WARNING: GLOBAL GADGET FILE ===                      |
 * |                  Changes to this page affect many users.                    |
 * | Please discuss changes on the talk page or on [[WT:Gadget]] before editing. |
 * |_____________________________________________________________________________|
 * Imported from version XXXX as of DATE from [[SCRIPT_SOURCE]]

Default gadgets[ସମ୍ପାଦନା]

A gadget with default keyword is enabled for all Wikipedia visitor and only registered users can disable it.

A gadget with [default|rights=minoredit] description would be automatically enabled only for registered users.

Currently installed gadgets[ସମ୍ପାଦନା]

Name Function Script:
Homepage, Source, Maintainer
Version, Description, Script, CSS
Browsing Gadgets
Page view statistics MediaWiki:Gadget-pageviewstats: Add a "Page view statistics" link at the Tool section of the sidebar. To see how many hits the page gets. MediaWiki:Gadget-pageviewstats.js
Rollback to user Cont MediaWiki:Gadget-modrollback: After rolling back an edit, automatically open the contributions of the user rolled back. MediaWiki:Gadget-modrollback.js
Navigation popups MediaWiki:Gadget-Navigation_popups: Navigation popups, article previews and editing functions popup when hovering over links Wikipedia:Tools/Navigation_popups MediaWiki:Gadget-popups.js
Exlinks MediaWiki:Gadget-exlinks: Open external links in a new tab/window MediaWiki:Gadget-exlinks.js
Teahouse MediaWiki:Gadget-teahouse: ମିଡ଼ିଆଉଇକି:Gadget-teahouse teahouse project
User:Odisha1, User:Ansumang
Dot's syntax highlighter MediaWiki:Gadget-DotsSyntaxHighlighter: Dot's syntax highlighter, make syntax stand out colorfully in the edit box. Works best in Firefox, works almost all of the time in Opera, and works most of the time in Chrome. Should not be used with the browser's page zoom feature. mw:User:Remember the dot/Syntax highlighter
mw:User:Remember the dot/Syntax highlighter.js
Preview and Changes button MediaWiki:Gadget-preview: Preview, an ajax tool that adds Preview and Changes buttons. MediaWiki:Gadget-preview.js
HotCat MediaWiki:Gadget-HotCat: HotCat, easily add / remove / change a category on a page, with name suggestion [example] MediaWiki:Gadget-HotCat.js
ProveIt MediaWiki:Gadget-ProveIt: ProveIt is a powerful GUI tool for viewing, editing, adding, and inserting references ProveIt MediaWiki:Gadget-ProveIt.js
wikEd MediaWiki:Gadget-wikEd: wikEd, a full-featured integrated text editor for Firefox, Safari, and Google Chrome. Please read the help page for usage instructions. wikEd
(Loads current version)
Microsoft Indic Language Input Tool for Odia MediaWiki:Gadget-microsoft-ilit: Microsoft Indic Language Input Tool for Odia (Supported on Windows Vista and Windows 7 only). User:Ansumang MediaWiki:Gadget-microsoft-ilit.js
Purge Tab MediaWiki:Gadget-purgetab: ପର୍ଜ(purge) କରିବା ପାଇଁ ଲିଙ୍କ ରଖିବେ MediaWiki:Gadget-purgetab.js
addsection + MediaWiki:Gadget-addsection-plus: Change the "new section" tab text to instead display the much narrower "+". MediaWiki:Gadget-addsection-plus.js
Extra Tab; such as Move MediaWiki:Gadget-MenuToTabs: Display the drop-down menus for page actions, such as 'Move', as tabs (Vector skin). MediaWiki:Gadget-MenuToTabs.js
Drop-down menus MediaWiki:Gadget-dropdown-menus: Add page and user options to drop-down menus on the toolbar. Works in Vector, Monobook and Modern skins (documentation) User:Haza-w/Drop-down menus
MenuTabsToggle MediaWiki:Gadget-MenuTabsToggle: Enable toggling between tabs and dropdown menus in Vector. User:Edokter/MenuTabsToggle.js
Sysop Detector MediaWiki:Gadget-sysopdectector: Sysop Detector - On userpages, display's a user's flags (sysop, rollbacker, etc) in the title. Also highlights blocked editors. MediaWiki:Gadget-sysopdectector.js
Edittop MediaWiki:Gadget-edittop: Add an [edit] link for the lead section of a page User:Alex Smotrov/edittop.js
User:Alex Smotrov
Article assessment MediaWiki:Gadget-metadata: Display an assessment of an article's quality as part of the page header for each article. (documentation) User:Pyrospirit/metadata
HistoryNumDiff MediaWiki:Gadget-HistoryNumDiff: HistoryNumDiff shows the number of characters added or removed, rather than the size of the revision. [Illustration] fr:MediaWiki:Gadget-HistoryNumDiff.js
Author: User:The RedBurn.
English Wikipedia uploader: User:Superm401.
RightEditLinks MediaWiki:Gadget-righteditlinks: Move section [edit] links to the right side of the screen. English Wikipedia MediaWiki:Gadget-righteditlinks.css
CharInsert MediaWiki:Gadget-charinsert‎: CharInsert: add a toolbar under the edit window for quickly inserting wiki markup and special characters (troubles?) English Wikipedia MediaWiki:Gadget-charinsert‎.js
TopAlert MediaWiki:Gadget-topalert: Display a floating alert when I have new talk page messages. English Wikipedia MediaWiki:Gadget-topalert.js

Gadgets have been removed (Deprecated)[ସମ୍ପାଦନା]

Name Function Script:
Homepage, Source, Maintainer
Version, Description, Script, CSS
Sans-serif MediaWiki:Gadget-textareasansserif now Default; Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-editing MediaWiki:Gadget-textareasansserif.css
RefToolbar MediaWiki:Gadget-refToolbar, en:Wikipedia:RefToolbar Default at MediaWiki:Common.js/edit.js
To disable this script, add
refToolbarInstalled = 'bypass'; to Special:Mypage/vector.js or Special:Mypage/common.js.
Still in use:MediaWiki:RefToolbarBase.js
LeftEditLinks MediaWiki:Gadget-lefteditlinks: Moves edit links next to the section headers (documentation) User:Drilnoth/lefteditlinks.js/doc