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Have Spotlight results show Dictionary words just below Top Hit (or anywhere you want) System
If you use Spotlight to look up Dictionary definitions, you may find it annoying that they show up near the bottom of the list. While you can change the order of most Spotlight categories from the Search Results tab of the Spotlight pane in System Preferences, Dictionary isn't in that list.

However, there is a hack, involving some simple editing of the ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.spotlight.plist file. A recent post on Stack Exchange explains what to do. You open the file with Xcode, then add a Dictionary item, which will allow you to move the Dictionary category to where you want in the Spotlight results. See the post linked above for full details, or see this blog post in Chinese explaining the procedure.
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Have Spotlight results show Dictionary words just below Top Hit (or anywhere you want)
Authored by: auntchilada on Feb 08, '13 11:43:58AM

command-L will select the dictionary definition in the spotlight results.

command-D will open the Dictionary.app with the spotlight search term.

Edited on Feb 08, '13 11:44:39AM by auntchilada



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Have Spotlight results show Dictionary words just below Top Hit (or anywhere you want)
Authored by: slb on Feb 08, '13 01:38:00PM

5-stars for the reply! Thanks for that.



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Have Spotlight results show Dictionary words just below Top Hit (or anywhere you want)
Authored by: artificemm on Feb 09, '13 05:05:16PM

Thanks for the hint, did some experiment and command-B opens the term in your browser to do a web search... nice...



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