Does nuffin. Rated 1 out of 5 stars
I installed this, tried it out.
Uninstalled it, reinstalled.
Multiple Firefox restarts between either.
I use it to switch the dictionary setting. It shows it has switched to another dictionary.
But spellcheck does not come along and sticks to the previous setting. I must still work my way through the context menu to switch dictionaries.
So far, all this has done for me is display a dictionary choice in my tool bar that bears at best incidental resemblance to the dictionary that the spellcheck will refer to.
Work well BUT sadly DON'T work with E10 Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Produce lot of "unsafe CPOW usage" when E10 enabled.This user has a previous review of this add-on.
No use contacting author, addon defunct Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Tried contacting author pr email as he requests instead of review, but since he doesnt seem to answer to that, then its no use to use his email.
Actual review : Hoped to use this addon for US and DA language, but DA localizations has been removed because they are out of date. So I can switch between US and US and then the addon lost it usefullness.
Tried to contact author for any solutions but no answer.
Needs to be "verified" Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Apparently, the add-on needs to be "verified". Firefox complains that it will be disabled after next restart. No idea why?
It's a pity, since it's a must-have addon for users that use several languages :(
Simply indispensable Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Could not do without it. So when it stopped working I was ready to try and fix it.
Until I realized the bug was likely linked to my firefox syncing of deprecated variables for the add-on.
What I had to do is go to about:config and set
Now it's responsive again and works as intended.
I saw in the reviews here that we have to set extensions.dictionary-switcher.autodetect;true
but I believe this is an old variable no longer used by the add-on and seems to have no effect on the add-on at all.
At any rate this is the most underrated add-on for firefox, hands down. :D
Props to developer/maintainer, even though it could have less bugs. Thanks a million.
works perfect with Thunderbird Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Finally I found a version that works with my Thunderbird (38.6.0) and it´s great. It automatically switches between the three installed languages after typing in not more than five words!
Ne fonctionne toujours pas Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Ne fonctionne toujours pas sur Firefox 43.0.4
Not working Rated 1 out of 5 stars
it never changes directory, i have 2 languages i use, English and -Danish, its hella annoying to have to change all the time, when i write, this addon never works :(
im on newest Firefox 44.0
Great, but needs improving Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Works great, but have some issues.
Sometimes it shows wrong language (different is chosen for spellchecking).
Sometimes detects wrong language without a reason and don't want to correct it even after putting a lot of text.
Manually changing language always locks the choice for that site.
Auto-detecting sometimes stops firefox responding for few seconds.
It should have icon that will change depending on chosen language.
Toolbar button is inconvenient, looks ugly (like it is pressed) and change its width with every language change.
After some time of using automatic detection starts to go insane.
I hope it will be improved soon, that I would use it completely.
Unfortunately doesn't work with the current Firefox Rated 1 out of 5 stars
which is sad
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Ok for me.
Essential add-on, just needs updating Rated 3 out of 5 stars
This is such an essential add-on for anyone typing in more than one language in Firefox, unfortunately, it hasn't been updated in a while and doesn't work well with e.g. Gmail, it can freeze the whole Firefox for short amounts of time, etc. But it's a really good idea.
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Sadly not compatible with Thunderbird 38 any more, since in that version the spell check language in the compose windows has been decoupled from the preference.
Dictionary Switcher has to manually be edited to work! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
To have this to work in Firefox:
You have to manually go into about:config and changed - extensions.dictionary-switcher.autodetect to true. But some times I have to get in to about:config again to switch in on, off and on again to work, even if it's "on" in extensions.dictionary-switcher.autodetect. Then it work again to switches languages.
To do this on Thunderbird:
Go in to in Thunderbird: Options>Advanced>Config Editor set this as 'true'
I hope they will fix this. Also autodetect as I write does not work. I'm on Windows 10, and with a clean installed OS, and only two language installed in Firefox.
This switcher should had been an included part of Firefox and Thunderbird.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Funktioniert nun endlich mit der neuen Generation von Wörterbüchern (Stichwort „restartless“) – vielen Dank für das Update!
Worked once Rated 4 out of 5 stars
I know it worked once but now i had the problem that it turned to english but i couldnt manually change it back. Eventually it turned back later alone but now im searching the button to change it. Its nowhere to found. I checked the dialogs with firefox, opened all bars in there and i dont see it. Whats up?
Rated 1 out of 5 stars
I use English and Hebrew and it does not work for me.
Also after I went to about:config and changed - extensions.dictionary-switcher.autodetect to true.
Indispensible - BUT YOU NEED TO TURN IT ON!!! Rated 4 out of 5 stars
I have been using this add-on for years in Thunderbird, and I was happy with it. I have found it indispensable, for multi-lingual users, and there are many of us out there. I have no idea when it stopped working, and thought that there is probably a bug which will be fixed. It was not. So I tried other add-ons, and used a different one for a while, than that one disappeared, tried this one again... It was not until now, when I have found in a review by tunayx (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/dictionary-switcher/reviews/667322/) that you need to get into the config and turn the automatic recognition on manually:
Options>Advanced>Config Editor set this as 'true'
I could not imagine that this need to be done manually - please warn users, as you will loose them otherwise. It would, of course, be better if it could be turned on from add-on options.
I also have a compatibility issue with my favourite add-on 'Thunderbird Conversations' - it would be great, if the autoswitching would work in the quick reply.
But it is a fantastic and very important add-on, once the user figures out how to turn it on. Keep up the good work!
It causes the content process to crash Rated 1 out of 5 stars
When I type in a text field it causes the content process to crash when I type in textfields when electrolysis is enabled.
So I guess it's incompatible with e10s and needs an update otherwise it causes constant crashes.
It also fails to switch dictionaries on ever more pages.
Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Guess it's time to let go...
This was a great add-on, before rtf invaded the editors. Now, it doesn't even switch language when the button is clicked.