Firefox and All Reference Libraries?

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  1. Julien macrumors G3

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    Just started using Firefox and liking so far except for one BIG (to me) feature. In Safari you right click on a word and it can look up the word in All Reference Libraries and also pronounce the word. Can Firefox connect to the All Reference Libraries the same way?
     
  2. clevin macrumors G3

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  3. Julien thread starter macrumors G3

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    Thanks, I'll give them a try.
     
  4. Julien thread starter macrumors G3

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    Tried them and they do a good job except for what I need the most. They don't work when I'm typing in a fill in box. What am I missing or doing wrong?
     
  5. Julien thread starter macrumors G3

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    Found on that actually works with the built in Apple Dictionary (All Reference Libraries) . However it suffers the same problem of all the others: It won't look up words in a fill in box. Is there some design flaw with Firefox that prevents this?

    An inconvenient workaround is to hit preview but why must you?
     
  6. Aronnax macrumors regular

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    https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=301451

    https://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox/Namoroka
    After Firefox3.5 ("Shiretoko") is released, the next version of Firefox will be developed under the project name "Namoroka"

    Goals - System Integration

    * OSX Dictionary integration
    * OSX Services & AppleScript integration
    * OSX Keychain integration
     
  7. Julien thread starter macrumors G3

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    Thanks, this is good/bad news. Bad because it sounds like it may be a few months.

    Oddly on my HOA forum site it will allow look up of words in the fill in boxes. Even stranger the site doesn't work with Safari (one of the reasons I went to Firefox). It would always say to turn on cookies even though they were on.:confused:
     

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