- Rated 4 out of 5by hehe, 2 months agoextension works great, any failings literally impossible to fix (doesn't work on pdf.) only bug i've encountered is the popup doesn't go away if you use it on tumblr/post/new. otherwise perfect.
- Rated 4 out of 5by Tarantula, 10 months agoif you could just please add some custom searches to it, and also please more than one language at the time (see definer ext) , this would be perfect, definer is good but its HUGE for almost same thing, I love tiny extensions that are actually useful like this one. please also add ability to disable bubble on some sites or make it smaller or appear on a fixed location (like following mouse cursor so you can take the bubble out of the way of the text you are reading) use some other way to show result.
- Rated 4 out of 5by spacemanspiff, 2 years agoGreat, simpledictionary (though would really love more languages added, like Arabic). Besides the language limitations, my only quibble is one that has been mentioned: popups shouldn't occur in edit fields. Double clicking on a word to retype it brings up the popup and obscures the text.
- Rated 4 out of 5by Sans Undertale, 3 years agoFor what it is, it works well. That being said, I decided to uninstall it for a few reasons...
1. Apparently, all the definitions are taken from a Google search. Granted the definitions themselves are fine, but it would be nice to have a larger pool of sources to choose from like Merriam-Webster or DuckDuckGo. Defaulting to Google works I suppose, but I don't think a Dictionary extension needs Google.
2. On that note, I can basically recreate the functionality of this extension using Swift Search Selection by adding a source like Miriam-Webster as a search engine, to say nothing of adding it as a search engine to the Firefox Browser itself.
Still gets the four stars because it is a good extension, but I decided since I already use SSS a lot anyway that I'll just keep using that and leave this on the shelf. Thanks for the good times.
- Rated 4 out of 5by brd2184, 3 years agoProblem with all words searched giving "Sorry, no definition found." resolved idiopathically. I am running Linux with a VPN, though.
Handy for words that you kind of know, but kind of know there's more to the definition.
Would be neat if you could toggle what the More>> link does. Thinking along the lines of a thesaurus library that could be accessed without opening a new search for "define xyz".
Though, the primary utility of the app seems to be in obtaining definitions with minimal interruption and task switching, so maybe less is more.Are you connecting to some VPN?
Can you give me words for which it is returning this error, 'No definition found'?
Also can you if possible provide your geolocation, I mean country, I want to confirm if it is not working because google give different result for other country.
Sorry for inconvenience. I want to look into problem and fix it asap, I fixed some problem in v1.0.8 and then it started working for me and few others, I think there is another problem.
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So I wanted to give as little as possible which is meaningful as I don't want to clutter person view, it is minimalist approach. I am working towards fixing little bugs present in extension and will after then focus on features after considerable thoughts regarding the features as I have designed this extension to be minimalist.
- Rated 4 out of 5by Kai, 3 years agoi like the simplicity of the graphics, the in-page pop-up, the short defintions and the google-generated content is better than competitors (mirriam webster, for example), HOWEVER, after a few hours of using, it started giving me "sorry, no definition found" for whatever i click on. this has not resolved even after uninstalling and reinstalling the add on, so very sad about this as it is otherwise exactly what i'm looking for.
if the developers see this i can't tell you what triggered the add in to stop working. i made sure dom.webcomponents.shadowdom.enabled was enabled (when it stopped working). I do read a lot of stuff on pocket and reader view so maybe it started after some interaction there? maybe there's a clue in the fact that functionality was not restored even after deleting and reinstalling?
EDIT (after response from developer): YES, you were right about it being a VPN issue. As soon as i switch it off the add-on starts to work again. I have changed my rating to 4/5. i tend to have my vpn on most of the time so using this add on will not be particularly useful to me after all, however, i am aware this will only affect a minority of users.I am really sorry you had bad experience with the extension. I would need some logs to exactly find the problem. Were you using any VPN? There might be case that due to excessive usage of addon, google returned captcha and that is why extension was not able to parse word meaning. Whenever you see this issue again, could you try to find meaning of very simple word that surely has meaning and if that returned no definition found, check that you can search on google, I feel this is due to captcha or vpn, somehow google stopped returning results.