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How to fix dictionary tooltips addon in Firefox

The dictionary tooltips add-on is one of my favourite Firefox extension, But it fails to work after my Firefox update to 22. Since the add-on author may need a bit of longer time to release a official update.

NOTE: the add-on is not under an open source license , so using the following process is your risk.

Step 1

Go to your Firefox profile folder, am using windows 7 ( if you are using linux operating system then goto the Firefox profile folder in that OS ) so the profile folder is located in

C:\Users\{your username}\AppData


If you are not able to see AppData then you must enable show hidden files and folders option, to enable this feature do the following

Click Organize (Top left corner) –> Folder and search options –> View (Tab) –> Show hidden files, folders and drive (Radio button) –> Click Ok

Now you can see AppData inside C:\Users\{your username}\ folder, then move to the following folder

C:\Users\{your username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profilename}.default\extensions\

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How to view and kill the process in Linux using Terminal

We can see the currently running processes in Terminal. Process means the application, command, or script that is running in your computer. Process can be visible or it can be hidden. If you just open Mozilla Firefox, then the process is created. Each process has the unique ID, called PID.
To view the processes
Open the terminal and type this command:
ps -e
To view in the page manner type:
ps -e | less

linux processes

Here, PID refers to the process ID. Every process has the unique id.

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How to find windows alternative software for Linux

Linux have lot of alternative to windows software. Good news, the alternative are free software. Try to note down the one that you need. Finding an open source application for your need might helps you to convert yourself to Linux in short period of time. The are are several website where you can find the alternative software for commercial software. Some of them are:
Method 1
The Linux Alternative Project (formerly the Linux Equivalent Project). The website is currently in beta form and it will periodically update the database with Windows software and the Linux equivalents and alternatives.
To view website ==> Linux Alt – Click Here

Method 2
Its mission is to provide easy access to high quality open source alternatives to well-known commercial products. And remember that open source software is also a freeware alternative.
To view website ==> Osalt – Click Here

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