Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Sorry, this is a bug report, but I couldn't find any other way to contact the author.

From time to time, the extensions hangs in an infinite loop at chrome://dictionary-switcher/content/browser.js:226. Looks like a problem with the list iteration code, but I don't know how to debug an extension.

Appart from that, great extension. It would be great if you could fix that.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.2). 

Java SCript Error, App hängt Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Leider ist dieses super Add-On immer noch nicht zu gebrauchen. Habe es heute seit langem mal wieder aktiviert, um zu sehen, ob es wieder funktioniert. Leider besteht imemr noch die java-Script Error . Gibt es einen Möglichkeit dies bei Mac OS zu beheben?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.2). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

unfortunately the given solution doesn't work. This is what I also did: I copied the .dic and .aff files of my dictionary to /Program Files/Mozilla/dictionaries. That did it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.2).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent addon, very comfortable and well used to select and switch between spelling dictionaries.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.2). 

One of the best addon Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mozilla has broken the application again but the author give the solution. However it is not easy for everyone to correct.I hope Mozilla make up its mind where dictionary should go. Many thanks to the author. Great addon.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.2). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Ohne Funktion, schade

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.2). 

Es gibt eine Losung...

Bitte lies die Lösung für das Problem ("Troubleshooting") auf der *Englisch* seite: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/addon/dictionary-switcher/

freeze Rated 4 out of 5 stars

love the add-on, it's pretty much the way i want it to behave (i would have simply put a list of domain names in relation to dictionary, user switch dictionary on a page, record the domain name and associate dictionary to automatically switch next time user get on the page)

i also confirm the add-on has been freezing quite consistently in the last few weeks, i am running aurora so i believe it's been like that since v21 if it helps

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.2). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

One of the most useful addons for firefox. I use it since years. As many users reported there were a problem with some dictionaries but the fix suggested in the description works perfectly. Thanks!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.2). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Nice and helpful addon but I often get freezes and have to stop the script after some time.
I have only two dictionaries installed (de_de and en_gb).
If that could be fixed I would give five stars.
Thanks

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.2). 

I experienced the freezes myself for a while, they both appeared and disappeared spontaneously after some FX upgrades. Unfortunately, that happened before I took over the manteinance and development, so the problem is hard to locate precisely :(

Review Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Imho the review is the right place to tell other users if an addon does not work 'plug-and-play'. If anyone likes to manually change files of dictionaries he's free to do so but it should not be the only way to make a plugin work.Also (like others before) I can't find the workaround in the 'description' of the plugin?! Maybe you have a different visualisation of the plugin page?Only one review describes how to tune the dictionaries - is this what you call the 'workaround'? (by Dvorak on Feb,27.)

Edit March,12: Sorry I neither can find the word 'troubleshooting' in any of your comments, nor a 'troubleshooting' section on the extension's page 'https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/dictionary-switcher/'Maybe we're really talking about different pages?

Edit again: Now I've found the clue! If I manually switch to "other language" "english (US)" then I can see your troubleshooting hints and even the note, how to contact you. Normally I automatically get forwarded to the german version of the page (and I assume for any other language than english(US) it's the same: we all can't see what you've written in the extension description! So that's why many non-english users are confused.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.2). 

'Others before' had the excuse that I hadn't updated this page commenting the problem. If you found the note telling you what not to use a review for, you could have read two more lines, where it says 'Troubleshooting -> 1. If some of your installed dictionaries are not being displayed by the switcher:'.

As for manually changing files, there's no other way around a bug that is in Mozilla, not in the extension. But if you don't like doing so, then you're free not to.

Edit 0318: I see. I forgot Dao had written a German description -- Unfortunately my German is not up to par yet to update. Better to kill it off?

EXTENSION WORKS - Manual Configuration Required Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The issue where dictionaries don't show up in the list is due to changes in how Firefox handles dictionaries and it's not something the author can fix. However, you CAN manually correct the problem: find the location where Firefox stores your dictionaries (C:\Users\[Username]\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[profile_name]\extensions\) then for each dictionary that doesn't show up, find its folder (e.g. "en-gb@...") and edit the install.rdf file. Look for the line "<em:type>64</em:type>" and delete it. Restart Firefox and your dictionaries will be detected properly.

If like me you want to rename the text display which currently uses locale, you can also do so manually. Look for the "dictionaries" subfolder in the folder of the dictionary you want to rename and rename the files you find. For instance, "fr-modern" becomes simply "FR" for me. If a single dictionary has more than one file (most have .dic and .aff), rename both and make sure their names are the same.

I've been in contact with the developer and renaming as well as other display improvements are in fact being developed.

(My original review gave this only four stars due to a graphical glitch. Further investigation revealed that it was caused by a custom theme instead.)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.2). 

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Top Add-On until since the latest TB update it is not working anymore (dictionaries not listed in add-ons do not show up). I miss it very strongly!!! Little feature but perfect if you use 2 or more languages. Would love if someone able to do this would care. Danke. Grazie.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.2). 

Please read a workaround description on the extension page

... and don't use reviews for bug reports or requests.

Add-on nicht mehr aktuell Rated 2 out of 5 stars

2 Sterne deshalb, weil es ein TOP-Add-on ist, aber nicht mehr aktuell ist. Seit dem die Wörterbücher eine eigene Rubrik in den Add-on's sind, funktioniert diese Erweiterung nicht mehr richtig. Es ist nicht mehr möglich in der Status Zeile zwischen den Wörterbüchern hin und her zu schalten und die automatische Wahl funktioniert auch nicht mehr. Wirklich schade!!!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.2). 

'Aktuell' is nicht das Problem

Please read the updated (English) description and don't use reviews for bug reports or requests, there's an explicit way to contact me there.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Leider auch das Problem:
- frz. Wörterbuch unter Erweiterungen
- alle anderen unter Wörterbücher nicht. Nur im Kontextmenü verfügbar.
Somit momentan ohne Update nutzlos, leider. Und somit nur 1 Stern.
Nutze FF 18.02

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.2). 

Please read a workaround how-to on the English page for the extension

... and don't use reviews for bug reports or requests, there's an explicit way to contact me.

Add-on not working at all Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Same problem here :( Are there not plans of fixing it?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.2). 

No plans to fix what's not broken

An extension can't fix what is broken in Mozilla. However' there's an easy workaround. Please read the updated English description and don't use reviews for bug reports or requests.

DOES NOT WORK AT ALL Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I used it for years and it worked VERY WELL (5 stars). But now since the dictionary feature change in firefox (coming with version 17 I think) the switcher icon in the add-on bar does not hold any installed dictionaries any more and the dictionaries can not be switch via the add-on bar icon any longer. The context menu switcher still works. SO PLEASE UPDATE IT.

5.3. Update: : The author, MrWarper, told me to read the updated description. Which description he means is not clear to me. Online here in the add-on page I can not find anything about a solution or updated description. The fix which has been posted, does not work. Also at his homepage I can not find anything about a description or solution!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.2). 

Edit 18.3: I didn't *tell you* anything. I *replied to your review* which is a very indirect to "communicate". If you want me to help, please contact me via email (as I stated everywhere).

If you choose to sit there expecting me to read every review, let alone whatever edits you do later, you're going to waaaaaaait for long -- if you get anything at all.

Also, I don't have a 'homepage' linked from here...

Great Addon Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Extremely useful addon to switch quickly between spell check languages.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.2). 

Update the add-on Rated 3 out of 5 stars

The new dictionaries aren't used any more. I've added the "Dutch" dictionary and it's not being picked up anymore..

Please fix this.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.2). 

There's an easy workaround...

which is now described in the extension page. There's always been a note from the author stating to report to him instead of using reviews to complain about bugs and whatnot. Please next time do so.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a very useful add-on. However in new versions of Firefox the dictionaries are not longer recognised. A fix would be great and very much appreciated.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.2). 

Please read the workaround on the extension page

Also, next time please contact the author for bug reports and requests before using the reviews for that.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

This is a great add-on. It works fine.
Now the dictionary's got updated and the have now the type64. Now the are no longer treated as add-on and the Wörterbuch-Manager never found the dictionary's.
Please fix this stupid issue. Thanks.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.2).