Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!

Dictionary | 17 comments | Create New Account
Click here to return to the 'Dictionary' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
Authored by: darrell on Sep 14, '05 12:47:19PM

Dictionary is so handy.
In Safari just highlight the word you want looked up, right click, then Look Up in Dictionary. But i don't use Safari often. Perhaps this feature will show up in Firefox.

[ Reply to This | # ]
Authored by: area51 on Sep 22, '05 04:23:58AM

Even better: try control-apple-D and hovering the cursor over a word...

[ Reply to This | # ]
Authored by: pepi on Oct 09, '05 04:15:27AM

There is an even faster way to get to your dictionary.

Point your mouse to the word you want to look up. No need to click or highlight or select, just point there. Then press Command-Control-D and wait a second. This works in every Cocoa Application and quite some Carbon based apps as well. you can even switch between dictionary and thesaurus in the results-floating-info-thingie.

A drawback is that you can only select text from within that thingie, but not copy it, just like from the dictionary dashboard widget. I personally think this is ridiculous. Maybe its fixed in a future update.

Regards Pepi

[ Reply to This | # ]