Anyway to Move Spotlight Dictionary Results to the Top?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by HappyDude20, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. HappyDude20 macrumors 68020

    HappyDude20

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    #1
    Within Lion's Spotlight, I'd like to have it when I type in any word in spotlight for the dictionary result to be first. Rather, the dictionary result always results towards the bottom of the spotlight results after documents, webpages, etc.

    Helpy help?
     
  2. crache macrumors newbie

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    Oct 1, 2011
    #2
    I've been thinking the same thing for a while. Maybe this should be a feature request for Apple. Seems right now the best alternative is to type dic, enter into spotlight and then begin typing your word to lookup.

    If you disable the mission control shortcuts for control - up / down
    (Mission control and Application Windows) You will get the ability to use those same keys as PageUp / PageDown (Such as in safari) and in Spotlight these shortcuts will go to top and bottom of list. Command up / down will jump through spotlight categories.

    Finally you can triple click a word for a definition in applications that support this. (New in Lion)
    Screen Shot 2011-10-03 at 2.21.39 AM.png


    It would be nice to be able to launch applications with a shortcut, as then you could assign one to dictionary.app and begin typing your query.

    Here is a related discussion:
    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3194691?start=0&tstart=0
     

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