Dictionary Problems

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by iEdd, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. iEdd macrumors 68000

    iEdd

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2005
    Location:
    Australia
    #1
    Today, I went to use cmd+ctrl+d in safari and out of the blue, it didn't work, so I tried again, and again. After opening dictionary from the applications folder, there was a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark and whenever I searched for a word, no entries could be found.
    After repairing permissions, trashing the .plist file, the yellow triangle was gone, but now when I search, it just loads and loads and nothing. In dictionary preferences, there are no dictionaries. It says to drag and drop the ones I want, but when I try to drag a dictionary from the ~/library/dictionaries folder, it simply won't drop in.
    My problem seems to be identical to this one. Hopefully after reading that, you guys might have some more suggestions. I really, really, really don't want to have to reinstall OSX.
    Thanks
     
  2. n-abounds macrumors 6502a

    n-abounds

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2006
    #2
    Try restarting, it fixes a lot of problems.

    Otherwise, you could probably use the program "pacifist" if someone knows what package "Dictionary" is in on the installation discs to just reinstall "Dictionary".
     
  3. iEdd thread starter macrumors 68000

    iEdd

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2005
    Location:
    Australia
    #3
    I repaired permissions again, which did nothing, but then restarted and it's all working again. Thanks for suggesting it (seems mac users can get a little lazy at restarting - especially with 4000 safari windows open :p).
     
  4. n-abounds macrumors 6502a

    n-abounds

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2006
    #4
    LOL, when in doubt...restart.

    And yes, a lot of Mac users never think to restart.
     

Share This Page