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fits79

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Post Posted November 29th, 2018, 12:58 pm

dickvl wrote:Builtin (bundled) dictionaries have been moved to the main omni.ja archive and are no longer present as a separate file (see resource://gre/dictionaries/) so they can't be removed.

Can they be hid?
So never appear as choice at the dictionary's?

If i delete the file "omni.ja" do i have any issues?

lasardo
 
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Post Posted November 29th, 2018, 1:20 pm

If you delete omni.ja, Firefox will not work at all. It will not run.

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Post Posted November 29th, 2018, 1:46 pm

Ok thanks any other way to hide the only greek dictionary?

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Post Posted December 2nd, 2018, 6:05 am

Hi, it might be worth you having a look at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/quest ... 800?page=1

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Post Posted December 2nd, 2018, 1:38 pm


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Post Posted December 2nd, 2018, 3:27 pm

Yes it is so bad i have post this issue to the firefox official forum?
Still don't find a solution to hide or delete the default only Greek dictionary.

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Post Posted December 3rd, 2018, 5:33 pm

If you're able to have responsibility by yourself, you can *hack* Firefox to remove built-in dictionary.

    1. Extract built_in_addons.json
      a. Start Firefox
      b. Open chrome://browser/content/built_in_addons.json
      c. Save page as built_in_addons.json to somewhere(e.g. C:\firefox-mod)
      d. Exit Firefox
    2. Edit built_in_addons.json
      a. Delete
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      "dictionaries": {"el": "dictionaries/el.dic"},

      (result=>
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      {"system": ["aushelper@mozilla.org", "firefox@getpocket.com", "formautofill@mozilla.org", "onboarding@mozilla.org", "screenshots@mozilla.org", "webcompat-reporter@mozilla.org", "webcompat@mozilla.org"]}
      (in case of Greek Firefox 63.0.3/win32(https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-latest-ssl&os=win&lang=el)))
    3. Edit chrome.manifest
      a. Copy C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\chrome.manifest to somewhere
      b. Edit chrome.manifest as
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      override chrome://browser/content/built_in_addons.json /firefox-mod/built_in_addons.json

      c. Copy chrome.manifest back to C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox

It is necessary to repeat these steps per update since update will overwrite/change chrome.manifest and probably built_in_addons.json.

Someone will find out better solution :)

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Post Posted December 3rd, 2018, 6:28 pm

My friend THANKS for these guide but
01. I don't know programming
02. I don't have the chrome browser only firefox and internet explorer.

I want i simpler way to remove or hide the only Greek dictionary that firefox 63.0.3 has built in.

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Post Posted December 3rd, 2018, 6:40 pm

chrome://browser/content/built_in_addons.json is just a URL, it has nothing to do with the chrome browser.
You are not being asked to program you are being asked to follow steps.

The first post in the link posted above https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/quest ... 800?page=1 should have fixed your problem, by letting you pick your preferred dictionary as the default, so the built in one would be ignored (although it can't be easily removed).

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Post Posted December 3rd, 2018, 7:09 pm

The old add on english-greek doesn't work at all these last days so i must download this https://addons.mozilla.org/el/firefox/addon/english-greek-spelling-diction/?src=search one.
I download that one and this is the choice now:
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here a picture with the value you tell me to add at about:config
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But even i change this value the default built in only Greek dictionary doesn't change still it is the default dictionary so.......

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Post Posted December 4th, 2018, 7:42 pm

The solution via chrome.manifest in the main Firefox program folder was the only thing that came to me as well to disable the builtin dictionary, but like written above, this requires a good understanding of how this works and you need to check this override with every Firefox update.
That is the main reason that I didn't suggest it.
I personally put such override files in a special override folder in the Firefox program folder.

Note that chrome in this context has nothing to do with Google Chrome.
https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Chrome

See also:
viewtopic.php?f=38&t=3038255&p=14791796&hilit=chrome.manifest

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Post Posted December 4th, 2018, 9:33 pm

Isn't there any addon / switch or any other that even hide not delete or uninstal bultin only greek dictionary?

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