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For the curious: applying this method to other things may not work
Authored by: magnamous on Aug 29, '11 11:21:58PM

Sooo, after trying this hint a few different ways (seems to work, but the "Developer" name doesn't show up in Sys Prefs—it's blank), I decided to get fancy, run the strings binary mentioned elsewhere in the comments, and extract the relevant item for the dictionary definitions (I'd like to have them display much higher in the results list, you see). I found something called MENU_DICTIONARY_DEFINITION, the only string with a seemingly-appropriate name, plugged it into the plist file in the same manner as in the hint, and did the ol' log out & log in. I rapidly discovered that, not only did it not show up in the listings in Sys Prefs, but I also had no functioning Spotlight menu at all.

Deleting the preferences file and re-logging out fixed it, but I'm sad that I can't have dictionary definitions (and the web searches!) near the top of the results list.

Also, why do .htm files show up under the Developer section of the search results? Why not under the Webpages section? And why do Safari web archives show up in the Documents section? Annoying…



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