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User:Zocky/Auto Complete

Zocky's javascript tools

Auto Complete is a Javascript tool which adds autocomplete functionality to your search box in the toolbar on the left. users

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Features

  • If you type some characters in the search box and wait a while, a dropdown will appear listing the existing articles starting with the text you entered.

Issues

Installation

To install, you have to create (or edit) a file in your userspace. For most people, this is Special:Mypage/monobook.js.

(People using the classic skin should edit Special:Mypage/standard.js instead, and people using other skins probably know which file to edit.)

Edit that page and paste in this line:

{{subst:User:Zocky/AutoComplete}}

which expands to

// [[User:Zocky/AutoComplete.js]]
document.write('<script type="text/javascript" src="' 
             + 'http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:Zocky/AutoComplete.js' 
             + '&action=raw&ctype=text/javascript&dontcountme=s"></script>');

Clear your browser's cache and when you try searching for an article, the drop down list should appear under the search input box.

To uninstall the script, just delete those lines from your javascript file and clear your browser's cache.

Code

The code is available under GPL at User:Zocky/AutoComplete.js.