Define Word Firefox Plugin v0.5 is out

The Define Word plugin (which started as a bit of an experiment) is now actually a useful one! Based on several comments, suggestions and code snippet contributions, I have made several changes and you can now download Define Word 0.5.0.

In this version:
* The list of search engines is dynamic and can changed using the Options dialog,
* Your preferred search engines show up in the pop-up menu so you don’t have to change the settings to use another one,
* The pop-up menu now also appears inside text entry fields,
* The default list of search engines has been extended to include,, and several others.
* Define Word supports FireFox v1.0 on all platforms, but older versions are no longer supported. The full Mozilla browser is also not supported.

Thanks for all your comments and feedback!

9 thoughts on “Define Word Firefox Plugin v0.5 is out

  1. This is really nice Allan, glad you put my suggested code, that way I don’t have to hack your updates every time. 🙂

    I also really like the new functionality of being able to select the appropriate dictionary to use, very slick! I will be using this plugin on a daily basis, thanks for taking the time to create it and share it freely with others.

  2. I’ve submitted the new version to the extensions page, but it takes around 2 weeks before it appears…

  3. The remove function needs some work. It sometimes removes the entry above or the entry below, and sometimes creates a duplicate of the entry above if the right one is removed. Other than that I like it very very much. Good work boy!

  4. So far it seems to work just fine with Firefox 1.0.1 and the 1.0.2 nightly build I’m trying. In fact, better so than other Dictionary-type plugins.

  5. Hi,

    when the Define Word will be published for the 1.5 Firefox. It does not work currently there.


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