"Define" vs. "Look Up"

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by freepomme, Oct 20, 2016.

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Which clipboard function do you prefer?

  1. Define

    9 vote(s)
    39.1%
  2. Look Up

    14 vote(s)
    60.9%
  1. freepomme, Oct 20, 2016
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  3. Armen macrumors 604

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    #3
    If you highlight a word and choose "define" you get a dictionary definition of the word. If you highlight a sentence or more than 1 word you "look it up" . How hard is this to understand?
     
  4. christian.terra macrumors regular

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    I personally don't care either way, but for me whether you select a word or several words, it still says "look up"
     
  5. 3pp macrumors member

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    I'm less concerned with the name change and more concerned with the fact look up is a POS. I miss easy and simple definitions. I never seem to get the definition of a word anymore. Just search results, irrelevant news articles and such. Drives me nuts as I used this often. It's also ugly now, with that hideous translucent background.
     
  6. beernut macrumors 6502

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    can i see a screenshot of what you're seeing? "Look Up" just shows the dictionary definition and an additional button for "search web" (though i do see what you mean about the background)
     
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  8. Armen macrumors 604

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    You can Look up a word in the dictionary or Look up a recipe for Apple Pie. Define does not work for both scenarios.
     
  9. beernut macrumors 6502

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    #9
    I see. That's controlled by settings --> general --> spotlight search --> suggestions in look up (enable / disable accordingly)
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  10. 3pp macrumors member

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    Thanks!
     
  11. Julien, Oct 21, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2016

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    ....But it is MORE than define. Not only do you get the definition you get other things like Wikipedia, suggested websites, App Store, Maps, Music, etc.

    Define does NOT define all of this. It is more of a Lookup.
     
  12. thebro20 macrumors regular

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    #12

    When I do this and turn it off, instead of the extra stuff I was getting (no definition either), I just get nothing but the search web button
     
  13. beernut macrumors 6502

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    #13
    do you have any dictionaries selected in:
    settings --> general --> dictionary

    ?
     
  14. freepomme, Oct 21, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2016

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    #14
    That big distracting Look Up button is just waiting to be accidentally pressed when you're trying to use the clipboard.


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    All of that inside the clipboard? No wonder clipboard causes safari to freeze. No I just wanted that dictionary. Not to surf the web from the freaking clipboard. That's what safari is for.

    Apple is terrible at search. They need to stop. If I wanted all that information I could just "look it up" anywhere in Safari. I'm not trying to open up more webpages I just wanted define. This is uncalled for.

    I haven't actually LOOKED UP anything from the clipboard, not even once. NOT ONCE.
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    Which is completely crazy
     
  15. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

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    Do you have any dictionaries downloaded under settings -> general -> dictionary?
     
  16. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    #16
    I have suggestions turned off in Spotlight too and didn't realize the wording changed until you mentioned it. It's only slightly wider than Define.

    I'd use suggestions if third-party apps could take advantage of them.
     
  17. ozaz macrumors 65816

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    I don't see what the issue is.

    Isn't "look up" just the same as "define", but with extra stuff that can be disabled.

    The extra stuff seems useful to me. For example, for looking up a person or a place.
     
  18. thebro20 macrumors regular

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    #18
    That fixed it, thanks!
     
  19. freepomme thread starter Suspended

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    #19
    Define was better. They put all that stuff inside the clipboard but it's still useless.
     
  20. Shirasaki macrumors 604

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    #20
    Really that bad, look up? I think that is a great idea.
    And, Apple puts defenition at top at all times when they find one.
    On the contrary, definition only defines stuff and if there is nothing found just show "nothing". Well.
     
  21. GreyOS macrumors 68040

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    #21
    Why are you calling it a clipboard?
     
  22. freepomme thread starter Suspended

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    But yet nobody has used Look Up for anything.... as they have not stated it.

    So it can't be a good idea.

    People are just voting for it because it's new. Even though they don't use it. If Apple changed it back to Define, they would vote for that.
     
  23. GreyOS macrumors 68040

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    I use it, there's more parity with Mac OS three finger tap look up now, it's a positive change

    I'm not in love with the UI but the broader functionality is good
     
  24. Shirasaki macrumors 604

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    Really? People do vote a while for new stuff but only people thinking that is a good idea would vote to keep it later, unless that one is an Apple fanatic.
    Plus, I would not vote if apple changes it back to define.
     
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