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Force Wikipedia to always work in mobile version on desktop PC

Yes, there is, it's just not very intuitive because although it is a configuration option, it's not related to mobile devices itself. Assuming you have a Wikipedia Account and that you're already ...
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Set language of Wikipedia article on mobile page

It's certainly non-obvious. Under the title of the article, if there are other languages available, is an icon that looks like a kanji letter and the letter "A". Tap that and it will offer the ...
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How can one link to a specific portion of an article?

You can create a link directly to that section of the page. It won't hide any page content but it will skip directly to the linked section. Copy section links from the Contents box located at the top ...
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Is it possible to have a feed of "today's featured article" from Wikipedia in an RSS reader?

Here is the URI for Wikipedia's Featured Article atom feed: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/api.php?action=featuredfeed&feed=featured&feedformat=atom
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How do I enable visual editor on Wikipedia?

VisualEditor is no longer under Beta features. To enable it, go to the "Editing" section of your preferences and uncheck the box that says "Temporarily disable the visual editor while it is in beta," ...
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How can I see all pages that were created by a specific Wikipedia user?

There's a tool for that: https://tools.wmflabs.org/xtools/pages/ (XTools has some other useful tools as well) Alternatively, on any specific wiki, you can also show all pages created by any named ...
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Is there a way to filter Wikipedia tables?

The Wikipedia Table filter Greasemonkey script does what you want: Script Summary: Filters wikipedia tables by removing all rows that have an undesired value, or by deleting certain rows and ...
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How can I permanently disable the mobile version of Wikipedia on mobile devices?

My solution uses a feature of MediaWiki, which allows you to load custom JavaScript into all visited pages while you're logged in. To use it, create an account, navigate to the Appearance section of ...
Feuermurmel's user avatar
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How to edit the subtitle/tagline in mobile Wikipedia?

That's the description field from Wikidata, a sister site of Wikipedia that stores information about articles in structured data that can be used easily by machines. That article's Wikidata item is ...
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How can I use Wikipedia's "Reading List" from the web browser?

Since April 2019 there is a browser extensions available for Reading Lists. Check them out: Wikipedia Reading Lists for Firefox Wikipedia Reading Lists for Chrome Wikipedia Reading Lists for ...
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Is it possible to search MediaWiki sites using regular expressions?

It's available and powered by the CirrusSearch (based on ElasticSearch) which is the used search engine in the MediaWiki sites, and the Wikimedia platform. Some usage examples: Note: Full guide ...
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How to upload a "fair use" image to Wikipedia - Wikimedia does not allow it

"Fair use" media files are not allowed on Commons https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Fair_use If you want to include a fair use image in Wikipedia, you'll have to use the local language ...
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Who has the final say in editing disputes on Wikipedia?

Typically you end up with a giant so-called "request for comment" or similar which is eventually closed by an uninvolved administrator. That decision is then implemented. The "mass ...
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Wikipedia List Scrapping of Multiple Lists

The ImportHTML function can have a maximum of 4 parameters, which is why your first formula seemed to work. Try doing something like this: ={ IMPORTHTML(J1,"list" ,2); IMPORTHTML(J1,"...
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Passing from a Wikipedia english page to the same page in another language (e. g. italian)

Yes. Wikipedia explains how they handle languages and how to switch between languages on this page List of Wikipedias. Each Wikipedia has a language code, which is used as a subdomain below wikipedia....
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How do I replace a map in a Wikipedia infobox?

The "Infobox Oblast Ukraine" template on the German Wikipedia determines the map based on the Oblast parameter. The article says: {{Infobox Oblast Ukraine |Oblast = Oblast Donezk ... }} ...
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Is there a way to track Wikipedia pages one has read already?

Yet another option. First register to Wikipedia (have user/password). Then enable book creator and add the relevant articles to your book/books.
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How do I force Wikipedia to HTTP, since their HTTPS is broken?

As of June 2015, HTTPS is required to view the English Wikipedia, along with several other language versions of Wikipedia. According to Wikimedia, browsing over HTTP is no longer possible. See ...
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Why is it that templates on Wikipedia becomes "Template:I"?

This can be resolved by replacing the template usage with [[internal_link]], e.g. before: {{l|cmn|掩饰|tr={{l|cmn|掩飾}}, yǎnshì}} After: * [[掩饰]] ([[掩飾]], yǎnshì)
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Is there a way to download a list of all Wikipedia categories?

Use the API. A list of API clients is here: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/API:Client_code For example, using the command-line wikiget: ./wikiget.awk -z wiktionary -c "Spanish proper nouns" > ...
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What does an italic title of a Wikipedia article indicate?

This template is used to help facilitate the Wikipedia Manual of Style, which lists a lot of different circumstances where Italics need to be used. Also found on the guidance on Article titles: ...
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How do I update Wikipedia citations for pages which are no longer available?

Many citations use the Cite web template, or any of the other Citation Style 1 templates. All of these have an archive-url, archive-date and url-status parameter. Simply add these to the citation. ...
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How do I export Wikipedia article collections to epub?

The wired page was written by me. It links to the following page, where you can put in a link to a wikipedia article and download the corresponding epub file. http://mediawiki2latex.wmflabs.org/ ...
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How can I use Wikipedia's "Reading List" from the web browser?

This feature is currently available only for Android. Quoting from Wikimedia_Apps/Android_FAQ: (The app) "... It adds features that are not available (or not possible) in the Web version of ...
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Can I be forced to keep my Wikipedia account?

Content published by Scratch Wiki is published under a CC Attribution / Share-Alike 3.0 licence (Creative Commons), which is non-revocable: What if I change my mind about using a CC license? CC ...
pnuts's user avatar
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How to delete my Wikimedia/Wikipedia account?

Note: in this answer, I'm primarily talking about the English Wikipedia, because that's the one I'm most familiar with. This answer may not apply to other Wikimedia Foundation projects, and especially ...
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Meaning of the color highlighting in personal Wikipedia articles

The colours are decided on what kind of artist they have been labeled as in their infobox. Jake Sinclair has been tagged as non_vocal_instrumentalist whereas Andrew McMahon is tagged solo_singer. Read ...
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Disable Wikipedia's link preview when not logged in

There is no need for a script. Wikipedia gives you the option via a pop-up no matter the browser. Even not logged in you can turn it off by: Hover over any article link. On the preview, click on the ...
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How can you search meta-data tags in Media Wiki / Wikipedia?

In Wikipedia, the information from infoboxes is often retrieved from WikiData. It can be queried there. If you have your own installation of MediaWiki, you can install Semantic MediaWiki and enrich ...
Alexander Mashin's user avatar
2 votes
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Own theme for Wikipedia

Go into Preferences / Appearance and disable the "Use Legacy Vector" option.
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