Widgets are so cool and can instantly increase your productivity. I've recently configured a widget to wikipedia so that I can highlight any text in my notes client and get a definition of that text from wikipedia with just 1 click.
So here we go. Step 1, or should I start with Step 0.
Step 0. You need to enable your "My Widgets" to be displayed in the sidebar. To do this, go to File - Preferences - Widgets and check "Show Widget...."
You should see the new "My Widgets" in your sidebar. On to Step 1 :)
Step 1. Click on the My Widgets Menu and click "Get Started"
Step 2. Select "Web Page" and click on Next.
Step 3. Select "Web Page by URL" and type in "en.wikipedia.org/wiki".
If you prefer another language then you need to change "en." to your native language. (i.e. "es." etc. Check out www.wikipedia.org for more info on the different language support.
Step 4. Select "From a form on this web page" and click "Next".
(I'll explain this if I have some time after my customer meeting)
Step 5. Select 1 and click "Next"
Wizards are so cool but I am getting tired of repeating "Click Next" :)
Explain: You will notice that the entire wikipedia page(or form) has been loaded, the upper mini list shows the fields available in this form (in this case, only 1 field is available, thus you see only a number 1) So we select "1" and you will notice that the selected field has been highlighted "Green". That's the search field that you would normally put in your search text.
(Almost there, 2 more steps, dont give up, stay with me)
6a. Enter "Wikipedia" in the component name field,
6b. Select "search"
6c. Select "Wire as an action"
Explain: 6a, the name "Wikipedia" will appear in your sidebar title in your notes client. So you can call this anything you want.
Step 7. Last one.
7a. Enter Action Name, "Wikipedia"
7b. Select "Other content" and select "Text selection"
7c. Select "Floating Window"
7d. Click "Next" and click "Finish" in the next dialog box. (I'm not wasting another 50k of bandwidth)
Explain: The Action name "Wikipedia" will appear when you right click in your notes client. So you can call this anything you want. :) Cool.
(by the way, did you know that you can create "Actions" and have it displayed in "right click"s since 7.0.2)
I like my results being displayed in a floating window so that I can resize it depending on the content. You can have it displayed in the sidebar tool if you do not want another window to pop up.
Done :) I hope this helps.
This wiki contribution thing is fun. :)