Understanding through Discussion


Welcome! You are not logged in. [ Login ]
EvC Forum active members: 68 (9078 total)
165 online now:
AZPaul3, dwise1, PaulK, Percy (Admin) (4 members, 161 visitors)
Newest Member: harveyspecter
Post Volume: Total: 894,998 Year: 6,110/6,534 Month: 303/650 Week: 73/278 Day: 21/52 Hour: 0/2


Thread  Details

Email This Thread
Newer Topic | Older Topic
  
Author Topic:   Love the dictionary plug-ins for Firefox.
jar
Member
Posts: 33957
From: Texas!!
Joined: 04-20-2004
Member Rating: 2.2


Message 1 of 16 (167411)
12-12-2004 2:59 PM


The newest Firefox has some really useful plug-ins like a dictionary. Highlight a word and right click and one of the options is "define the highlighted word". Really helps those who are old and slow in addition to being as poor a spaller such as me.

For those of you with the new Firefox, add the plug-in extension and then right click on spellar.


Aslan is not a Tame Lion

Replies to this message:
 Message 2 by roxrkool, posted 12-12-2004 3:16 PM jar has replied
 Message 4 by JonF, posted 12-12-2004 3:53 PM jar has not replied
 Message 5 by Gary, posted 12-12-2004 3:55 PM jar has not replied
 Message 10 by Percy, posted 12-12-2004 9:57 PM jar has replied
 Message 13 by Minnemooseus, posted 12-12-2004 11:33 PM jar has replied

  
roxrkool
Member (Idle past 301 days)
Posts: 1497
From: Nevada
Joined: 03-23-2003


Message 2 of 16 (167412)
12-12-2004 3:16 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by jar
12-12-2004 2:59 PM


What's the name of the extension?

This message is a reply to:
 Message 1 by jar, posted 12-12-2004 2:59 PM jar has replied

Replies to this message:
 Message 3 by jar, posted 12-12-2004 3:43 PM roxrkool has not replied

  
jar
Member
Posts: 33957
From: Texas!!
Joined: 04-20-2004
Member Rating: 2.2


Message 3 of 16 (167422)
12-12-2004 3:43 PM
Reply to: Message 2 by roxrkool
12-12-2004 3:16 PM


Two I've tried so far are called Define Word and Dict.


Aslan is not a Tame Lion

This message is a reply to:
 Message 2 by roxrkool, posted 12-12-2004 3:16 PM roxrkool has not replied

  
JonF
Member
Posts: 6174
Joined: 06-23-2003


Message 4 of 16 (167424)
12-12-2004 3:53 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by jar
12-12-2004 2:59 PM


I like to use GuruNet. Alt-click on a word and you get dictionary, thesaurus, translations, and (if you pay) more. Works with any program that displays text.

This message is a reply to:
 Message 1 by jar, posted 12-12-2004 2:59 PM jar has not replied

Replies to this message:
 Message 6 by Harlequin, posted 12-12-2004 6:27 PM JonF has replied
 Message 9 by Percy, posted 12-12-2004 9:52 PM JonF has not replied

  
Gary
Inactive Member


Message 5 of 16 (167425)
12-12-2004 3:55 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by jar
12-12-2004 2:59 PM


I just type define:x into the Google toolbar, where x is the word I want to define. It gives me a bunch of definitions from several online dictionaries.

This message is a reply to:
 Message 1 by jar, posted 12-12-2004 2:59 PM jar has not replied

  
Harlequin
Inactive Member


Message 6 of 16 (167469)
12-12-2004 6:27 PM
Reply to: Message 4 by JonF
12-12-2004 3:53 PM


quote:
I like to use GuruNet. Alt-click on a word and you get dictionary, thesaurus, translations, and (if you pay) more. Works with any program that displays text.

I am a bit scared that this one would have some kind of spyware which is rampant with toolbars, etc. I don't see any privacy policy and my firewall flagged me on clicking on their links, which is a very rare event.


This message is a reply to:
 Message 4 by JonF, posted 12-12-2004 3:53 PM JonF has replied

Replies to this message:
 Message 7 by JonF, posted 12-12-2004 7:19 PM Harlequin has replied

  
JonF
Member
Posts: 6174
Joined: 06-23-2003


Message 7 of 16 (167498)
12-12-2004 7:19 PM
Reply to: Message 6 by Harlequin
12-12-2004 6:27 PM


I am a bit scared that this one would have some kind of spyware which is rampant with toolbars, etc.

Well, I've been using it for years with no hint of intrusive spyware. Ad-Aware, Spybot, and Spy Sweeper all pass right over it without question. Norton firewall asks about it whenever I fire it up for the first time on a machine, otherwise not a peep.

There is a privacy policy, a little difficult to locate, at http://www.gurunet.com/privacy.jsp. Also see http://www.infopackets.com/gazette/20041005.htm.


This message is a reply to:
 Message 6 by Harlequin, posted 12-12-2004 6:27 PM Harlequin has replied

Replies to this message:
 Message 8 by Harlequin, posted 12-12-2004 7:36 PM JonF has not replied

  
Harlequin
Inactive Member


Message 8 of 16 (167505)
12-12-2004 7:36 PM
Reply to: Message 7 by JonF
12-12-2004 7:19 PM


Ah, they really should link to their privacy policy on the homepage. That is a big concern these days and they are going to loose customers unless that information is obvious.

This message is a reply to:
 Message 7 by JonF, posted 12-12-2004 7:19 PM JonF has not replied

  
Percy
Member
Posts: 20951
From: New Hampshire
Joined: 12-23-2000
Member Rating: 3.1


Message 9 of 16 (167552)
12-12-2004 9:52 PM
Reply to: Message 4 by JonF
12-12-2004 3:53 PM


I like to use GuruNet. Alt-click on a word and you get dictionary, thesaurus, translations, and (if you pay) more. Works with any program that displays text.

Just downloaded this, it's great! In fact, superlatives fail me!

--Percy


This message is a reply to:
 Message 4 by JonF, posted 12-12-2004 3:53 PM JonF has not replied

  
Percy
Member
Posts: 20951
From: New Hampshire
Joined: 12-23-2000
Member Rating: 3.1


Message 10 of 16 (167553)
12-12-2004 9:57 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by jar
12-12-2004 2:59 PM


As the person at EvC Forum responsible for browser compatibility, I'm curious how popular this browser is becoming. I normally only test behavior in IE and NS.

--Percy


This message is a reply to:
 Message 1 by jar, posted 12-12-2004 2:59 PM jar has replied

Replies to this message:
 Message 11 by jar, posted 12-12-2004 10:04 PM Percy has replied
 Message 12 by NosyNed, posted 12-12-2004 11:22 PM Percy has not replied

  
jar
Member
Posts: 33957
From: Texas!!
Joined: 04-20-2004
Member Rating: 2.2


Message 11 of 16 (167554)
12-12-2004 10:04 PM
Reply to: Message 10 by Percy
12-12-2004 9:57 PM


I almost always have the latest IE, MYIE, Opera, Firefox available and would be happy to help you if you want.


Aslan is not a Tame Lion

This message is a reply to:
 Message 10 by Percy, posted 12-12-2004 9:57 PM Percy has replied

Replies to this message:
 Message 15 by Percy, posted 12-13-2004 8:07 AM jar has replied

  
NosyNed
Member
Posts: 8971
From: Canada
Joined: 04-04-2003


Message 12 of 16 (167569)
12-12-2004 11:22 PM
Reply to: Message 10 by Percy
12-12-2004 9:57 PM


Using Mozilla
I like it. Working for me.

This message is a reply to:
 Message 10 by Percy, posted 12-12-2004 9:57 PM Percy has not replied

  
Minnemooseus
Member
Posts: 3883
From: Duluth, Minnesota, U.S. (West end of Lake Superior)
Joined: 11-11-2001
Member Rating: 3.7


Message 13 of 16 (167571)
12-12-2004 11:33 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by jar
12-12-2004 2:59 PM


quote:
...add the plug-in extension...

How do you do this?

Clueless Moose


This message is a reply to:
 Message 1 by jar, posted 12-12-2004 2:59 PM jar has replied

Replies to this message:
 Message 14 by jar, posted 12-12-2004 11:41 PM Minnemooseus has not replied

  
jar
Member
Posts: 33957
From: Texas!!
Joined: 04-20-2004
Member Rating: 2.2


Message 14 of 16 (167572)
12-12-2004 11:41 PM
Reply to: Message 13 by Minnemooseus
12-12-2004 11:33 PM


Head over to http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/faqs/ and you'll find all the information.

Trust me it's easy and painless.


Aslan is not a Tame Lion

This message is a reply to:
 Message 13 by Minnemooseus, posted 12-12-2004 11:33 PM Minnemooseus has not replied

  
Percy
Member
Posts: 20951
From: New Hampshire
Joined: 12-23-2000
Member Rating: 3.1


Message 15 of 16 (167642)
12-13-2004 8:07 AM
Reply to: Message 11 by jar
12-12-2004 10:04 PM


jar writes:

I almost always have the latest IE, MYIE, Opera, Firefox available and would be happy to help you if you want.

Thanks, I could use the help. As soon as the new release is available for testing prior to release, probably some time next week, I'll send you some email.

--Percy


This message is a reply to:
 Message 11 by jar, posted 12-12-2004 10:04 PM jar has replied

Replies to this message:
 Message 16 by jar, posted 12-13-2004 10:11 AM Percy has not replied

  
Newer Topic | Older Topic
Jump to:


Copyright 2001-2018 by EvC Forum, All Rights Reserved

™ Version 4.1
Innovative software from Qwixotic © 2022