Double-click definitions

A colleague recently pointed me to a neat little feature of the New York Times website. When reading an NYT article online, double click on any word in the body text and the site will pop up a window showing the glossary entry/definition for that word.

When you look to see how this is achieved, it's actually blindingly simple and, with a little monkey grease and Google's define: operator, possible to get it working on pretty much any other website.

If you want to have a go (and you have Greasemonkey installed) you can find the script here.

It's a bit quick-and-dirty, and might not play nice with your popup blocker but have a dabble and let me know what you think.


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