- by zensir, 2 months agoRated 5 out of 5I works fantastically in my Big Sur macbook. What you have to do is to allow firefox to always run the MacOS Dictionary by typing "dict://test". in the address field of your FF browser and click "always..." and now it will always work.
- by Pieter, 2 months agoRated 5 out of 5Works on big sur (11.2.3) with Firefox 87.0. Simple yet effective, thanks for sharing this!
This extension adds a "Lookup in dictionary" option when you right click a selected word on a page. What this does is open the as "dict://". You can try the same thing from the browser bar. E.g. type "dict://test". I noticed that I first had to use the "dict://" URI from the browser bar manually and associate it with the OSX Dictionary application before the plugin would actually do something for me.
- by outis, 5 months agoRated 3 out of 5used to work, until Big Sur.
Now, sadly, nothing happens. Version 1.3.3
debuggee 'resource://devtools/shared/base-loader.js:289' would run builtin-modules.js:196:11
window.gBrowser is undefined ContentDispatchChooser.jsm:71
- by Firefox user 13838463, 10 months agoRated 4 out of 5This extension did not work for me with macOS 10.15.6. I downloaded and installed it, refreshed a page, selected a word and right clicked and … nothing happened.
To the developer, thanks for writing this extension, I look forward to using it once it's working reliably.
- by _david_aaron, a year agoRated 3 out of 5I can confirm that this does not seem to be working on either macOS 10.15.5 or macOS 10.12.6. Is this still being supported by the developer?
Like Firefox user 15573474, I'll update my rating to five stars once the add-on is working again.
UPDATE: Hi Emmanuel, thanks for your reply. I've just updated my macOS to 10.15.6; I don't know if it's something in my settings, but the dictionary is still not opening for me when I select a word, right click, and choose "Look up "[selected word]" in Dictionary." Nothing seems to happen at all, in fact. Please keep me updated if there are any further developments. I'll remove the two-star rating, since I know you're working on it.As posted below, things should be working OK on macOS 10.15.6. Could you keep me updated? Thanks
As for 10.12.6, I just don't have the time/energy to support every macOS version, I hope you can understand 🙂
- by FireOX, a year agoRated 4 out of 5Suddenly not working at FF75.0 @macOS10.15.1, pls. help. how to debug? thx!
EDITed after 9 months, still not working at macOS 10.15.6. why? how to debug? pls help!
[2021.02.10] Would still appreciate if you could update this, because it is not working. why?
- by Damon, 3 years agoRated 5 out of 5UPDATE: I can't get this to work on MacOS 10.15.7 either, for both Firefox 84 Beta and Firefox 83. Tried granting Firefox.app Full Disk Access in System Preferences -> Privacy, to no avail.
Uses the in-built MacOS Dictionary.app rather than leaking your dictionary requests to online services. Works as advertised.