Triple-Tap Dictionary Lookup Not Working

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by jason.siegel, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Oh, no! What happened? My triple-tap dictionary lookup is not working anymore. It's still configured in the system prefs. Any idea?

    Thanks.
     
  2. macrumors G4

    *LTD*

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    I double-tap with three fingers. It works fine.
     
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    ideal.dreams

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    #3
    The gesture to invoke the dictionary is double tap with three fingers, not triple tap.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok, "double tap with three fingers," then. It doesn't work anymore.
     
  5. macrumors member

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    Firstly you can't do it when your typing and your blinking cursor is in the middle of the word you want to look up, and secondly, make sure that your mouse has changed to a cursor over the word you want to look up. If both of those are good, and your tapping two times quickly with three fingers, then I would just report it to apple, cause your doing everything correctly. Also try it out in multiple apps. Is your problem system wide?
     
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    ideal.dreams

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    Hmm, interesting. It's not working in Chrome or Preview, but it is working in Safari. Isn't this supposed to be system-wide?
     
  8. macrumors member

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    Chrome doesn't support it yet. No idea why it isn't working in Preview though.
     
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    ideal.dreams

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    It's not system wide. Apps released before Lion may update to include its new features and the dictionary is one of them. Safari works because it is made by Apple and obviously supports all of Lion's new features.
     
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    Patrick J

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    In Preview it’s probably not working because the text in the file you are viewing is saved as an image.

    Try exporting a Pages document to PDF to test.
     
  11. macrumors regular

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    I am viewing a PDF document in Preview, and when I double tap with three fingers, the word's definition does NOT pop up!?:(

    Two apps I'd like the double-tap, look-up function to work in:

    1. Preview
    2. Chrome

    So far, no workie....:rolleyes:
     

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