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    Question Remove dictionaries Firefox

    How do I remove some dictionaries Firefox?

    openSUSE 13.2

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    Default Re: Remove dictionaries Firefox

    menu-add-ons-dictionalries

    menu is now button right corner with 3 bars on it. Yep does not look like a menu to me either LOL But it appears to be the new Microsoft flat look menu button, maybe.

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    Sorry for the delay




    Ok, I disabled the dictionaries, but when you click a word with right button / languages still appears a list of all the languages.






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    Do you really need all those languages. I only have English LOL

    remove the dictionaries you don't use.

    restart after changes

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    Question Re: Remove dictionaries Firefox

    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    Do you really need all those languages. I only have English LOL

    remove the dictionaries you don't use.

    restart after changes
    How to remove?

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    Try right clicking. It is odd on mine there is a remove/delete button. I don't speak the language so at first I did not notice that it appears you don't have that.

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    Default Re: Remove dictionaries Firefox

    What I did was go to /usr/share/hunspell and removed all the languages I didn't want by deleting the files.

    For me I only wanted US English, so I deleted everything except en_US.aff and en_US.dic

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    Hello, restarting this discussion

    The problem here is that openSUSE's firefox will use the myspell dictionaries installed for openSUSE's LibreOffice. On the case of Spanish, there are more than a dozen variants and all of them come from the same package myspell-es. Now, if you try to uninstall myspell-es, YaST2 will uninstall libreoffice-l10n-es too, which is not good.

    The same happens with myspell-en, which comes with en-US, en-GB and many others, and with myspell-fr with all French variants and so on.

    You cannot disable those system dictionaries from firefox (they are not shown under Complements → Dictionaries) but they are picked by firefox and that means that the language selection (right click → language) is a mess, with dozens of entries I do not need.

    I know that I can manually delete those dictionaries, but that is not a real solution because they will come back on the next LibO's update. So the question is: is there any way to at least "filter" the dictionary list on firefox language menu?

    Regards,
    Ricardo

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    Default Re: Remove dictionaries Firefox

    OK, solved! (sort of)

    Strange are the paths of the mind... not to mention firefox paths

    If you go to

    about:config

    promise to be careful and search for chains containing the word "dictionary", you'll find one called

    spellcheck.dictionary_path

    by changing its value from the default (/usr/share/myspell) to

    ~/.mozilla/

    you force firefox to only use the dictionaries installed by the user. So I just installed the Spanish and English variant I needed and my language menu is now human friendly again. Yes!

    Regards,
    Ricardo

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    Default Re: Remove dictionaries Firefox

    On 2015-06-19 23:36, RGBsuse wrote:

    > I know that I can manually delete those dictionaries, but that is not a
    > real solution because they will come back on the next LibO's update.


    This is what I do, considering that not all LO updates update the
    dictionaries. And also the list of dictionaries on LO is reduced this way.

    But your trick with the mozilla directory is interesting. I wonder
    whether installing dictionaries by the user we could point FF to a
    directory containing symlinks to the system dictionaries that we want.

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    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.

    (from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" (Minas Tirith))

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