How to access Wikipedia during blackout

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Emmanuel Tissera
·Jan 19, 2012·

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How to access Wikipedia during blackout

Photo by Oberon Copeland @veryinformed.com on Unsplash

How to access Wikipedia during blackout

It’s world news that Wikipedia is blacked out.

But what if you want to urgently access some information for an assignment due today or right now…

1. Access it with JavaScript disabled
-OR-
2. Create a new bookmarklet on your browser named “Show Wiki”. Copy and paste the following into the location or URL field:
javascript:function showWiki(){$('#mw-sopaOverlay').hide();$('#mw-page-base, #mw-head-base, #content, #mw-head, #mw-panel, #footer').show();} showWiki();
Note that I have tested it on IE8 and FF9 only. In IE8, you can directly paste the above script into the Browser Address Bar as well.

Voilà, the wiki data is in your hand:

This article was originally written on Google's Blogger platform and ported to Hashnode on 17 Sep 2022.

 
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