Dictionary Queries Lag ...

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

  1. supercooled macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2007
    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


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    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

    Sep 6, 2007
    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
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2011

    McGiord macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2003
    Dark Castle
    I will like that also, anyone knows how to increase the size of ":apple:+ctrl d" word meaning pop up?
    William S. Knudsen
  5. supercooled thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2007
    You could use the zoom function.

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