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#1 Ali_11

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 04:55 AM

I have installed Dictionary.com's extension in my firefox browser. It was working fine but now it isnt poping up when I select a word for its meaning. pls tell me how to fix it?


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Posted 26 January 2015 - 06:16 AM

You have left a "vague idea" of a program that may be one of the dictionaries linked below. They have full FAQ and help pages on them that may help you.

 

I am not sure if this is the correct program, but I looked for Dictionary.com, and this is what I found .........

 

>> www.dictionary.com/ <<

>> Main Contact Page ?? <<<

 

NOTE - You are installing it on XP, which is now a non-supported (by Microsoft) program


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Posted 26 January 2015 - 08:33 AM

I just installed and tried it in Firefox version 35.0 with Windows XP Pro. Working just fine. In mine, I do not highlight a word first. Simply point and double-click the word for the pop-up to appear. Do you have the latest version of the add-on, and Firefox?

 

 

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Edited by Phantom010, 26 January 2015 - 10:11 AM.


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Posted 28 January 2015 - 08:23 AM

I m using Firefox 35.0.1 and Dictionary addon version 3.0.12.1 but still the pop-up isnt appearing. Is there any way to fix it?I have tried re-installing the Dictionay addon.



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Posted 28 January 2015 - 08:52 AM

There could be another extension interfering with Dictionary. Try disabling a few.



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Posted 28 January 2015 - 09:06 AM

I have tried disabling other addons but still aint working. Any particular addon to disable tht might be interferring?



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Posted 28 January 2015 - 09:14 AM

Please type about:support in the Firefox address bar.

Press Enter.

Click Copy text to clipboard.

Paste the entire content into Notepad and attach it to your next reply.



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Posted 28 January 2015 - 09:22 AM

I have given firefox a tune up through 'Refresh Firefox' button and the now the Dictionary add-on is working. Any advice to avoid this problem in future ?



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Posted 28 January 2015 - 09:25 AM

What "refresh" are you referring to? A Firefox "Reset" or a "page refresh" 5kphI6T.png ?



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Posted 28 January 2015 - 09:27 AM

I mean Firefox "Reset"



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Posted 28 January 2015 - 09:30 AM

Well it did remove the other extensions you had.



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Posted 28 January 2015 - 09:35 AM

Yeah ! I was trying to avoid this problem ( to loose my extensions ) thats why I posted the problem here but I also tried the firefox 'reset'/refresh button and it solved the problem.



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Posted 28 January 2015 - 09:38 AM

The reset is always a little drastic, as there are other troubleshooting steps you can take, like disabling other add-ons. I guess you can start reinstalling the add-ons you need. If you encounter the problem again, try isolating the faulty extension.



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Posted 28 January 2015 - 09:41 AM

Ok, Thanx



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Posted 28 January 2015 - 09:42 AM

You're welcome!






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