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Screenshot of the VectorSearchNav-script (version 1.0.4).

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This script puts the searchbar in the left column in the Vector-skin.


  • or monobook.js: Please don't use this in Monobook. It won't work, it is especially made for Vector.
Please leave the [[File:Krinkle_VectorSearchNav.js]] in for statistics+
  • Yes check.svg Done :-)

If nothing appears, be sure to verify that you've put the above code on the wiki you use the tool on, not per se here on Meta.
Also clear your cache and do a hard refresh. If you encounter any issues, please let me know!

How to clear cache

Note: After saving, you may have to bypass your browser's cache to see the changes. Mozilla / Firefox / Safari: hold down Shift while clicking Reload, or press Ctrl-Shift-R (Cmd-Shift-R on Apple Mac); IE: hold Ctrl while clicking Refresh, or press Ctrl-F5; Konqueror: simply click the Reload button, or press F5; Opera users may need to completely clear their cache in Tools→Preferences.

Install as Gadget

(These instructions are for sysops who can edit in the MediaWiki:-namespace)

  • Copy the the Install snippet to your wiki's MediaWiki:Gadget-VectorSearchNav.js (just like when you would install it in your user script)
  • Create MediaWiki:Gadget-VectorSearchNav with something like the following:
Put the searchbar in the left column (Vector-skin). 
  • Then add a line in MediaWiki:Gadgets-definition somewhere with:
    * VectorSearchNav[ResourceLoader]|VectorSearchNav.js 


If you experiences any issues, have suggestions for how something could be better, have a good idea for a feature request – or want to report a bug ? Please leave a message on my Tools-talkpage.

See also[edit]

Check also my other Tools and Scripts here.