Firefox Mac version have built-in OCR image text recognition

According to the latest report, the Firefox Mac version browser received a new feature. The feature is – If you are a Mac user and using the right mouse button to click on a web page image, a Copy from the image pop-up menu appears in the pop-up menu.

As per the report, this new feature is only enabled by default in the Mac version of Firefox Nightly and has not yet been launched widely. When the user clicks this option, the Firefox browser will pop up a window prompting “Searching for text in images”, and then automatically copy the recognized text to the user’s clipboard.

This feature uses macOS’ native OCR capabilities, specifically the API VNRecognizeTextRequestRevision2. Therefore, this feature is only available on Mac computers with macOS 10.15 or later.

As per the report, this feature has been mentioned on Mozilla’s bug tracking website, pointing out that users can select parts of the text to copy, or use the screen reading function to read the recognized text aloud. In addition, the feature will also be implemented in the Windows version of the Firefox browser, there is no mention of whether it supports Linux.

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