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Word Count Bookmarklet

Add to bookmarks bar, select text, click it to get the word count.

<a href="javascript:(function(){var%20t;if%20(window.getSelection)%20t%20=%20window.getSelection();else%20if%20(document.selection)%20t%20=%20document.selection.createRange();if%20(t.text%20!=%20undefined)%20t%20=%20t.text;if(!t%20||%20t%20==%20""){%20a%20=%20document.getElementsByTagName("textarea");%20for(i=0;%20i<a.length;%20i++)%20{%20%20if(a[i].selectionStart%20!=%20undefined%20&&%20a[i].selectionStart%20!=%20a[i].selectionEnd)%20%20{%20%20%20%20t%20=%20a[i].value.substring(a[i].selectionStart,%20a[i].selectionEnd);%20%20%20%20break;%20%20}%20}}if(!t%20||%20t%20==%20"")alert("please%20select%20some%20text");else%20alert("word%20count:%20"%20+%20t.toString().match(/(\S+)/g).length);})()" class="button">Count Words</a>

Bookmarklet

Count Words < Drag to Bookmarks Bar

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Comments

  1. mizwo
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    great idea, but where exactly is the count displayed? i can’t see it anywhere after selecting text and clicking the bookmarklet.

  2. Permalink to comment#

    even i can’t see the count

  3. Permalink to comment#

    Here is working fine

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    @mizwo
    Its an alert.

  4. Ur
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    javascript:(function(){var%20t;if%20(window.getSelection)%20t%20=%20window.getSelection();else%20if%20(document.selection)%20t%20=%20document.selection.createRange();if%20(t.text%20!=%20undefined)%20t%20=%20t.text;if(!t%20||%20t%20==%20″”){%20a%20=%20document.getElementsByTagName(“textarea”);%20for(i=0;%20i<a.length;%20i++)%20{%20%20if(a[i].selectionStart%20!=%20undefined%20&&%20a[i].selectionStart%20!=%20a[i].selectionEnd)%20%20{%20%20%20%20t%20=%20a[i].value.substring(a[i].selectionStart,%20a[i].selectionEnd);%20%20%20%20break;%20%20}%20}}if(!t%20||%20t%20==%20"")alert("please%20select%20some%20text");else%20alert("word%20count:%20"%20+%20t.toString().match(/(\S+)/g).length);})()

  5. Niek
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    This isn’t working (for me at least) this one is though: http://marklets.com/Word+Count.aspx

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