Sherlock's Dictionary is broken

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by bobblemeyer, Jan 30, 2007.

  1. bobblemeyer macrumors newbie

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    A few months ago the Dictionary inside of Sherlock lost its power. It used to be great: it gave an instant definition along with a wide variety of thesaurus items.
    Now it no longer gives a definition, just thesaurus items.
    Typically it says:
    _____________________

    "word"
    "word": in CancerWEB's On-line Medical Dictionary
    On-line Medical Dictionary, © 1997-98 Academic Medical Publishing & CancerWEB
    ____________________

    Does anyone know how to get the dictionary to work again?

    I've already run disk utilities.

    Thanks,
    Craig
     
  2. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    I don't have any ideas, I just wanted to weigh in and say "Wow, someone is still using Sherlock!" :p
     
  3. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    It's dead, Jim. Apple gradually gave up on maintaining the Internet services behind Sherlock, and if their erstwhile partners aren't interested in playing any more, that's about that. Sherlock's been not-so-subtly pushed out of the way by Dashboard, for worse or for worse.
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  5. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    isn't their like a key combination that you can highlight the word and from the word a box expands with the definition. Anyone know what i'm talking about
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  7. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    ctrl-cmd-D.

    Only works from Safari, Mail, TextEdit, etc., ie Cocoa appliations, and not - ket's say - Firefox... :(
     
  8. Apemanblues macrumors regular

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    It really sucks that the dictionary keystroke doesn't work in Firefox.

    Handy little thing.
     
  9. eluk macrumors 6502a

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    Install your own.
     
  10. Apemanblues macrumors regular

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    The Dictionary add-ons for Firefox don't seem to be anywhere near as good (British English)
     
  11. indiean macrumors member

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    There's an awesome extension for Firefox that sort of recreates the dictionary functionality: if you double click on a word a definition pops up. I believe it's called Dictionary Tooltip.
     
  12. bobblemeyer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ?

    Would someone please explain to me what Eidorian is saying here?
    Thanks,
    Craig
    aka Bobblemeyer
     
  13. Aperture macrumors 68000

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    You have a whole dictionary on your system. Go Finder > Applications > Dictionary. And there you are!
     

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