simply does not work... Rated 1 out of 5 stars

... anymore in TB 24.01, whereas version 1.15 did perfectly.

And I am neither able nor eager to make the (at least two) complicated modifications suggested by the author.

Therefore I disabled this add-on, and will remove it if no functioning version appears soon.
Sorry, because it was really useful and deserved 5 stars.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.2.1-signed). 

freezes the browser Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Though it was great in the past it keeps freezing FF for several minutes on specific sites (e.g. facebook)

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Repeated script crashes Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Ditto Mortaest comment. Very annoying all the constant script crashes.

Dao Gottwald (MrWarper), could you please explain further how to do your recommended fix (see below)?

<< Edit the install.rdf file inside any dictionaries folders or .xpi archives (check under both your profile and application folders just in case) and delete / comment out the line "<em:type>64</em:type>" >>

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Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Very good idea, I always need to switch between several languages...

But scripts crashes and so does firefox (new 25 version doesn't correct that)

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Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Just installed, my dictionaries are showing fine without any tweak needed. But the option to detect "as I type" it's not working at all.

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Rated 3 out of 5 stars

it was a good tool.
but still waiting for an update few weeks ...
would be fine to know, if that addon is dead or still alive

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Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Very useful addon for people using multiple languages.Unfortunately neither developing, nor support seems to be active.I've sent email over 2 weeks ago with a patch for Firefox that fixes current issues with type64 and some other fixes, haven't received a reply nor it has been fixed.

I'm giving 1 star just to get attention, will update to 5 stars (what this addon actually deserves) after receiving any acknowledge from developers.

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Additionally to removing the em:type-line you also need to remove the em:bootstrap-line, if you find one in the install.rdf of the dictionary.

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update required :) Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Hi Dao and Mr. Warper, we still wait for an update :) :) because the actual version 1.3.2 do not work with new dictionaries which now are saved in dictionary folder (and not in the addon folder)please give us an update ;)

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This extension makes FF crash Rated 3 out of 5 stars

For some reason, when the extension start to look for the language of the text, the extension makes FF crash. It not happens all the time. Start with an script error, and no matter witch option you choose ("stop script" or "continue") FF crash, later recover, the error appear again and crash again, and again, and again.

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Rated 2 out of 5 stars

I have the add-on since 1 or 2 years installed and in the beginning it worked nice somehow. But mostly I rightclick into the text-fields to switch the language.. and now after reinstalling FF and my add-ons (including some dictionaries) the dict-switcher shows no dictionary in the list (there is just a blank entry) and I cannot switch between the dictionaries by clicking the switcher.

So this add-on becomes somehow useless because it does nothing else as wasting space and time..

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Rated 3 out of 5 stars

It's nice to switch between dictionaries. However, on Linux, thunderbird uses the dictionaries installed on the system. By installing the german and english dictionaries, you automatically get dictionary for austrian german or for australian english. Furthermore, I'm pretty sure, my system does not only provide en_GB but also the -ize'ed and -ise'ed variants of it.

Now there are 3 issues:
- The plugin doesn't sort the dictionaries and they appear in random order making it hard to find the right one (e.g. de_DE or en_GB) in the list
- The plugin does not allow to blacklist/whitelist and of the dictionaries. For example, I basically need 3: en_GB (if possible the -ize'ed variant), en_US, and de_DE for my email. Yet, the list contains all dictionaries that I will never use.
- The dictionary variants of en_GB don't appear in the list and I cannot chose whether I want the -ize or -ise endings.

Hence, only 3 of 5 stars.

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Bug Update -- How to contact developers? Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I am using Dictionary switcher with Thunderbird 17 on Kubuntu 12.04. I can reproducibly get the problem with a hanging app (max CPU load) when I turn on the "autodetect" feature. (extensions.dictionary-switcher.autodetect) and just start typing a few letters into the subject line of a newly opened e-mail.
If I turn off the autodetect feature, I can do the same thing without any problem. (Tested 3 times both ways.)

Sorry to post here, as I cannot see how to contact the developers, nor where to file a bug or find the forum -- at least there is no hint on this web page.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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

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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.

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Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Ohne Funktion, schade

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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

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