Dictionary Glitch anyone? -Snow Leopard

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MKCLLNS, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. MKCLLNS macrumors member

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    When i highlight a word in safari to search in dictionary - it worked fine first time.

    But after that, when you do it again, it will show the word you highlighted and the previous word you searched in a window behind.

    Anyone else got the same problem?
     
  2. paulbeattie87 macrumors regular

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    I was JUST away to post the exact same issue in another thread, just waiting for my video to finish uploading to my MobileMe gallery. http://gallery.me.com/paul.beattie/100140

    What I was going to say
    "I have a strange problem with the dictionary app in Snow Leopard. If I right click on a word and then in the context menu select lookup in Dictionary it launches the dictionary application. When it launches however it will launch all of the previous lookups I have done, even if I have quit the application. "
     
  3. MKCLLNS thread starter macrumors member

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    great minds think a like - even though mind has a poor vocabulary (which is why i use the dictionary- at least i'm improving it)

    Although while I try to improve it - I don't want this as a annoyance!!! :cool:
     
  4. paulbeattie87 macrumors regular

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    Really we should be in bed sleeping rather than trying to improve our respective vocabularies :p.

    It's not just restricted to Safari however, in Pages when I tried to replicate it wouldn't lookup the word, in preview it had the same behaviour as Safari. Also uploaded to YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ_WPDX5BSI
     
  5. MKCLLNS thread starter macrumors member

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    I just gave you 5 stars for the cause.

    Hopefully this should be easily fixed in 10.6.1

    I can see how this could have been overlooked by developers though.
     
  6. pyth macrumors member

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    Same thing has happened to me. I'm sure that it's just a minor glitch, but really, it's just kind of annoying.
     
  7. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    It happened to me one time. Haven't been able to replicate the issue.
     
  8. Exmoorman macrumors newbie

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    Dictionary

    Snow leopard is driving me nuts ... anyone know where the 2.02 Dictionary is Located

    Thanks
    PS Safe Boots are needed often

    JD
     
  9. Exmoorman macrumors newbie

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    Dictionary

    Lordy Lordy now its vanished and only the prior Dictionary seems to be around

    Whats the trick please
     

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