Pop-Up Dictionary

Pop-Up Dictionary

Pop-Up Dictionary on selected word. You can use dictionary sites which provide better and more detailed definitions than e.g. google translate.

What is Pop-Up Dictionary?

Pop-Up Dictionary is a Firefox add-on by R Leung. This add-on has 96 daily active users and an average user rating of 3.31. The latest version, 4.2.3, was updated 5 years ago.

Stats date:
By: R Leung
Users: 96 ▼ -2
Rating: 3.31 (32)
Version: 4.2.3 (Last updated: 2018-04-28)
Creation date: 2015-11-22
Weekly download count: 2
Firefox on Android: Yes
Manifest version: 2
  • storage
Size: 23.70K
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
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Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge
This extension makes use of on-line dictionary sites to translate selected words on-the-fly on a pop-up box.
It supports the following functions:
- Multiple dictionary sites can be defined
- Users can define custom dictionary sites (just input the url of the dictionary sites as "http://www.your-favourite-dict-site.com/$$". The $$ is a place-holder for the word to be translated.
- This extension will log the dictionary chosen for a particular web page you visited. The next time you visit the same web page it will know what dictionary should be used for this site.

How to add a new dictionary: 
Risk impact

Pop-Up Dictionary requires a number of risky permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Pop-Up Dictionary if you trust the publisher.

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Risk likelihood

Pop-Up Dictionary has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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User reviews
It works, but on every page I visit, it says that a script is blocking the direct opening, it shows "open PUD", and only when clicking it, it opens up the popup with the definition. So, no problem, it works, but there's probably something that bugs a little, as there's this warning message. The brilliant point is that we can add custom dictionaries!
by PERCE-NEIGE, 2020-12-05

If you find a way to make it work without the need to watch a SILENT how-to video, I'll come back to try it. In the meantime, I'll find an alternative.
by BoilingOil, 2020-04-15

Works somewhat. I added google translate and had to set it to open in a new tab, otherwise it wouldn't work (a green prompt). As of now I can double tap a word and it will open in google translate, but the annoying prompt is still there. I use Android. To conclude, three stars.
by Jan, 2020-03-28
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