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Why doesnt "Lingoes"' text capture work anymore?

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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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Re: Why doesnt "Lingoes"' text capture work anymore?

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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Re: Why doesnt "Lingoes"' text capture work anymore?

same here

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Re: Why doesnt "Lingoes"' text capture work anymore?

same here,afer i updated the FF to 4.0b3,the lingoes doesn't work anymore with it,other are all ok```so boring```

New Contributor

Re: Why doesnt "Lingoes"' text capture work anymore?

same problem here.Please amend it.I really need to use the lingoes

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Re: Why doesnt "Lingoes"' text capture work anymore?

Contact the developer of "Lingoes" and ask when they're going to update it for Firefox 4.0.

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Re: Why doesnt "Lingoes"' text capture work anymore?

the problem is not from Lingoes, since it was working fine with previous releases, but from Firefox 4 !!! and it looks like that babylon has the same problem. So definitively, it's firefox developpers' job to fix this point...

Support Forum Moderator

Re: Why doesnt "Lingoes"' text capture work anymore?

The problem will be with Lingoes. There will be changes made in Firefox and it is up to the developer to update their add-on to work with the new versions. This applies to all add-ons.

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Re: Why doesnt "Lingoes"' text capture work anymore?

yeah but lingoes isnt an add-on. All it does is translating the word the cursor is hovering over, no matter if it is written in word, internet explorer or PDF file (it works with foxit reader). It works with avira antivir, thunderbird, tobitradio.FX, MIRC and the ICQ chat window, too. It doesnt work for windows explorer and text editor though.

I dont think that fixing this problem would be difficult considering all the programs lingoes is OK with.

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Re: Why doesnt "Lingoes"' text capture work anymore?

It has a Firefox plugin which is a type of add-on. The plugin needs to be updated.

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Re: Why doesnt "Lingoes"' text capture work anymore?

There was no need for a plugin with firefox 3...