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Authored by: robh on May 11, '01 09:09:10AM
If you like the idea of Services, grab a copy of OmniDictionary. It's free and comes from the folks who brought us OmniWeb. See: This service allows you to highlight a word and then hit 'command =' to look up the definition of the word in an online dictionary. I find the choice of the '=' key to be very intuitive and therefore easy to remember. As has been noted, you don't need to be running an application for its 'Services' to be available, but I think you might need to logout and login again for the new service to be detected.

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Authored by: Anonymous on May 11, '01 07:35:23PM

Yes, you need to logout and login.

Don't bother Omni about changing that; I already did, and Greg told me that it's a limitation in Mac OS X, not Omni's expertise with Cocoa. =D (Not quite his words, but you get the idea).

OmniDictionary is really very cool; another cool usage for Services would be instant translation (French-English, English-Spanish, etc etc). Doesn't look like anyone's done this yet though.

And it's Command-Shift-Y to Make Sticky, if you want to save the mousing around.

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Authored by: sven on May 12, '01 02:26:49PM

Oh, yes, there's a language dictionary available: "WordLookup". It sports translation for a couple of languages, among them English, German, and Latin. It's free, you can find it on versiontracker.


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