cmmnd ctrl D for firefox or any other app

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  1. spinnoza macrumors newbie

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    Is it possible to use this shortcut dictionary using on firefox?

    if not, is there any quick hovering over a word dictionary app or add-on???

    i just thought maybe it is possible by changing some values via terminal to activate this little function for texts in all apps
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I don't use Firefox, so I don't know if it's supposed to work for that, but it works fine in Safari, Mail, TextEdit, Skype, etc.
     
  3. spinnoza thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yepp it works with natural mac applications but i just wonder is it possible with FF?

    i think, it is about firefox that not a cocoa applicaton
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Skype isn't a Mac app. I haven't tested with a wide variety of apps, so I'm not sure what the limiting factor may be.
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    Firefox is using Cocoa, it is 64-bit, and Carbon apps can't be in 64-bit.
     
  6. spinnoza thread starter macrumors newbie

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    then why not appearing this mini dict. function on firefox????

    10x for answering anyway (btw not for chrome, as well)
     
  7. simsaladimbamba

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    I just tried Firefox 4 and it works in there.
     
  8. spinnoza thread starter macrumors newbie

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    does it :confused:

    then why not working on mine, i just bought new mbp and installed ff4.
    it s weird

    can someone else try again pls????
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    This may sound ridiculously simple, but have you rebooted?
     
  10. spinnoza, Mar 26, 2011
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    spinnoza thread starter macrumors newbie

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    btw it works all around free texts, like address bar or search bars. it is not working for a simple web page text on firefox and chrome

    did u try in an address bar?

    i m spending 2 hours on google to find out this annoying detail :D
    and yes i have tried to reboot :)
     
  11. simsaladimbamba

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    I did try in a text field and the address bar, and it works there. A normal text does not work as it does in Safari.
    And FF is still quite slow.
     
  12. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    One never knows! I had to ask! You'd be amazed how many problems are solved by a restart and how many forget to try it!
     
  13. spinnoza thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i use firefox coz i get used to it and huge plug-in and add-on support
    I think i better to use safari :))))
     
  14. spinnoza thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I found an anlternative way to solve the issue


    " Keystroke Alternative

    Alternative on your Mac while you are waiting for an update:

    Firefox menu>Services>Services Preferences...
    Select 'Application Shortcuts' press the '+' to add a new one.
    Enter 'Look Up in Dictionary' (get the capitalization correct), add your short cut '⌘;' (or the default that works in TextEdit and Safari '^Shift-D').
    To use, select a word in Firefox, the press '⌘;' and the Dictionary.app will open to that definition. "
     
  15. ivnj macrumors 65816

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    command has always been the bookmark shortcut for me in every browser I have used. Even safari.
     
  16. simsaladimbamba

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    You mean CMD+D or just CMD alone?
    We are talking about CMD+CTRL+D.
     
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  18. redsteven macrumors 6502a

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    You're talking about the shortcut for adding a bookmark in a browser.

    Cmd+CONTROL+D is an OS X system-wide shortcut supported by most cocoa applications. You mouse-over text (and while hovering over a word) use the command to get an instant pop-up dictionary definition.
     

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