Dictionary Queries Lag ...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by supercooled, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. supercooled macrumors 6502a

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    Is this inherent? It no longer feels as spiffy as when I first bought my Mac Pro. Anytime I cross reference a word the dictionary application beach balls for 5-10 seconds looking for the definition but it was no like this from a fresh install. I would have thought a Mac Pro would be able to hand that indigestion.

    Is there a plugin for Safari to accomplish the same thing?
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    The dictionary lag is most likely down to wikipedia part of it. To turn it off Dictionary - Preferences - Uncheck wikipedia.

    In safari you can hover over a word and press cmd+ctrl+d and it will bring up the definition of the word. Works in many applications.
     
  3. supercooled thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, I learned something today.

    Thank you very much, xUKHCx. This saves a lot of time but my only wish would be for the window to be larger than that little thumbnail.
     
  4. McGiord, Apr 28, 2008
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    I will like that also, anyone knows how to increase the size of ":apple:+ctrl d" word meaning pop up?
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  5. supercooled thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You could use the zoom function.
     

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