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10.5: Change the dictionary used for Spotlight definitions
Authored by: gballey on May 08, '09 08:32:04PM

I'm running OS X 10.5.6, but the dictionary feature in Spotlight doesn't work for me. When I type a word in the Spotlight textbox, all it shows are files whose names or content/metadata match. I've seen examples from systems where this feature works, and there is a Dictionary (or was it Definition?) heading in the results list that shows the definition. There is no such heading in my results lists. Any ideas? Thanks.



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10.5: Change the dictionary used for Spotlight definitions
Authored by: NaOH-Lye on May 08, '09 10:46:03PM
Sounds like you either used a third-party utility (such as Secrets or Onyx) or a Terminal command to disable the Dictionary in Spotlight. Open Terminal (in /Applications/Utilities) and enter this code:

defaults write com.apple.spotlight DictionaryLookupEnabled YES

Press Return. Then, quit Terminal and simply log out and log back in and you should have the Dictionary in Spotlight.

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10.5: Change the dictionary used for Spotlight definitions
Authored by: gballey on May 09, '09 09:39:50PM

Thanks. That did the trick (after I logged out and back in).



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