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New FireFox plugin

Tags: — Allan @ 11:53 pm

Update 13 Nov 2004: Now supports FireFox v1.0!

When browsing the web, I sometimes come across a phrase or a word that I don’t really know. Normally, I just ignore it and move on – but it would be nice to be able to quickly look up the definition of the word.

Enter the Define Word extension for FireFox. To install, just click on the link.

Once installed, 2 new items appear in the pop-up menu when text is selected: Look up definition and Look up definition in new tab . Very exciting, and fortunately large self-explanatory: the extension does not come loaded with documentation.

The plugin uses google‘s define feature to do the lookup. It works remarkably well in most cases.

So – two jobs got done in one. I now have a plugin that is useful, and I know much more about XUL, JScript and RDFs than I did before 🙂