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A shortcut is a specialized type of redirect page that provides an abbreviated wikilink to a project page or one of its sections, usually from the MicroWiki namespace. They are commonly used on community pages and talk pages rather than in articles themselves. If there is a shortcut for a page or section, it is usually displayed in an information box labelled 'shortcuts:', as can be seen at the top of this page.

List of shortcuts

How to use a MicroWiki shortcut

A MicroWiki shortcut can be entered into the MicroWiki search box to quickly bring you to a project page. For example, you can type MW:GA into the search box and then press the enter key (or click the magnifying glass icon), to get to the MicroWiki:Good articles page, instead of having to type in the complete phrase.

Alternatively, you can use a shortcut in the URL in your browser's address bar. For example, you are currently viewing the MicroWiki:Shortcut page. The URL for this page is You could then get from here to the MicroWiki:Good articles page by replacing MicroWiki:Shortcut with MW:GA in the address bar, followed by pressing the enter key.