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Copy text from images in Firefox 106 - Mac users, we'd love your feedback!

kkim
Employee
Employee

Hey, everyone!

Karen from the Web Platform Product team tuning in. I'm so excited to share that starting today, you'll be able to use Text Recognition in Firefox on your Mac! If you use macOS 10.15 (Catalina) or higher, you can extract text from your favorite memes, screenshot tweets, and event flyers. Do what you'd like on the Web and spend less time retyping memorable quips or the address for next week's Halloween party.

You now have the text in your (digital) palm--you can copy it, hear it read out on VoiceOver (your Mac's built-in screenreader), and share it with your family and friends!

Curious? Learn more on how to get started here: Copy text from images on Firefox for macOS.

We'd love to hear from you about Text Recognition. How's it feeling? Please feel free to share any feedback so we can improve your experience and optimize performance & accessibility support.

  • Do you usually copy from images with shorter- or longer-form text? (e.g. memes vs. book covers)
  • Are you using Text Recognition more to look up certain things or share information with others?

Thanks, all! Your feedback will inform us on how we can build more meaningful moments in Firefox.

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P.S. 🎃🍬 One trick before you treat 🎃🍬: the "Copy Text from Image" command will pull all the text Firefox can register, but you can TOTALLY highlight over select portions of the presented text and copy that instead with Command + C!

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Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

We’re excited to connect with you all about this feature and work together to make it even better! 

A quick reminder as we kick things off here…

When participating in this discussion, please remember to:

-Follow the Community Guidelines 

Anything that violates the guidelines will be flagged and removed. 

-Stay on topic

Let’s keep this thread focused and productive. If you have additional product feedback or ideas unrelated to the discussion topic, create a new post.

Thanks so much and looking forward to hearing your feedback 🙌

-The Community Team

MarkinIdaho
Making moves

How about some more basic accessibility accommodations?

FF is ignoring the basic issues and chasing minor issues.

like:

Allow us to set the toolbar background colors so they do not all blend together. We need contrasting background colors.

Over-ride the asinine Win 11 narrow scroll bars that disappear. We can't even see if a scrolling function exists until we mouse over it. A WCAG violation. Excessive mouse/touchpad manipulation is a violation.

Give us control over text darkness. 60% gray text is difficult to see and read.

FF is barely more accessibly than Edge and Chrome. They both are miserably inaccessible.