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Why doesnt "Lingoes"' text capture work anymore?


With "Lingoes" I normally can, with most programs and firefox 3, just hover over a word and press CTRL and it gets translated. Why doesnt that work for firefox 4 ?

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Dear all, For my opinion, the problem is from Lingoes.

If you had tried, you would see that Lingoes text capture has not worked with many programs like Opera, Safari, Chrome, MS Office One note etc. The point here is that, for a particular program Lingoes developers need to develop a different text capture mechanism.

The latest version of Lingoes is 2.7.1 which is released in Aug 23, 2010 - quite long time ago. And in this version, Lingoes is only said to be "Support cursor translator more fluently in Firefox 3". you can check it here: http://lingoes.net/

To solve the text capture problem with FF4.0, I have a suggestion for you: Use double-click text selection instead.

Open Lingoes, open "Configuration", go to "Text Capture", and tick on "For Double clicking" in the "Translate selected text" section. You should also untick the "For text selection" feature because this will cause a Lingoes window appears each time you select text - this is a bit inconvenient.

Then, activate the "Translate selected text" by right click the Lingoes icon in the system tray and tick "Translate selected text"

From now on, each time you wanna lookup for a single word in FF4.0 (or in MS Office Onenote, Chrome etc), just double-click on this word!

Have fun with FF4.0!

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IrmgardF41 0 solutions 4 answers

@lotus 66: Yes, I confirm 100%!!

2 0 solutions 1 answers

Thanks a lot for the workaround.

shereib 0 solutions 2 answers

thank you a lot for your helpful solution :D

3tranger 0 solutions 1 answers

Salam I have answer for your question because i had the same prob!! :D in the down of the Lingoes Windows on the right you have three color green, yellow and blue click on the yellow color and thats it :D

WimYogya 0 solutions 3 answers

Thanks for the solution, RHX15, for the time being it works excellent. But... Is anyone aware of Lingoes working on a solution to make the workaround unnecessary?

Natanail 0 solutions 1 answers

Lingoes worked for me! Please read this: https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/questions/868579

Cryptic.Gloss 0 solutions 2 answers

Hi all, I just found that Lingoes has been updated to verison 2.8 which provides the function of text capture for Firefox 4+. In its configuration, there is a button, captioned "Install Text Capture Plug-in...", on the bottom of the tab "Text Capture", where the plug-in for firefox and chrome could be found. Cheers.

alexgray 0 solutions 1 answers


> Lingoes v2.8.0 is released (2011-09-16)

> support cursor translation in IE9

> support cursor translation in Firefox 6

> support cursor translation in Chrome 14

You have to install special plug-in for the browsers.

Modified by alexgray

shereib 0 solutions 2 answers

thank you i was so helpful