Look up dictionary by using Right Click

Look up dictionary by using Right Click

Right click on text and show contextmenu to call external dictionary by using Uri scheme. dict:/// Uri scheme is supported by default on macOS. However, you can use a simple script to translate the Uri scheme for other dictionaries on other OS.

What is Look up dictionary by using Right Click?
Look up dictionary by using Right Click is a Firefox add-on that allows you to instantly search for words by right-clicking on them. This add-on supports macOS by default, but provides a simple script to translate the Uri scheme for other dictionaries on different operating systems.
By: Harpseal
Users: 202
Rating: 3.78 (9)
Version: 0.6.3 (Last updated: 2022-09-25)
Creation date: 2017-09-30
Weekly download count: NaN
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • contextMenus
  • menus
  • storage
Size: 43.52K
URLs: Website
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Kindly reminded if your OS is not macOS, this addon can't work without a wrapper script to call the external dictionary software for safety reasons. The following guide require a little programming skills. Please check How-to-use for detail.

This addon is forked from another Firefox addon https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/mactionary

For more detailed description with pictures, please check the github repo of this addon. https://github.com/Harpseal/LookUp-Dictionary-By-dict-URI-Scheme

Update for firefox 84+ users

There is a new permission dialog to approve after firefox 84+. Please open the Options page of this addon, check the checkbox, press the save button and try to look up some word. The temporary tab for dict scheme will not be closed and leave the permission dialog for user to approve. After the permission is approved, please uncheck this checkbox in the Option page for normal use. For more detail pleace check the How-to-use step4.

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Risk impact

Look up dictionary by using Right Click may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

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