Dictionary Widget

Discussion in 'macOS' started by pknz, May 31, 2007.

  1. pknz macrumors 68020

    pknz

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    #1
    I know this may seem simple and relatively pointless, but does anyone find that the Dictionary Widget not allowing you to select and copy text annoying?

    I know there is the dictionary app and Cmd+Ctrl+D but that doesnt work in all applications and the dashboard is easier to open up.
     
  2. 66217 Guest

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    I can paste text in the dictionary widget.
     
  3. SuperDaddy macrumors member

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    Dont want to hi-jack the thread, but could someone tell me where to get more widgets? I just got my MacBook yesterday, so its all greek to me.....:confused: I have 4 widgets right now, and I keep hearing about all of these other ones that are nice to have (dictionary, etc)

    Thanks!!!
     
  4. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    mac os x comes with more than four widgets. if you click on the plus symbol on the lower left when dashboard is activated, it will reveal more widgets to display/activate. and if you're looking for more, apple's website has a good source of them.

    to the op, i use spotlight to open dictionary. cmd-space, type "di" (dictionary then pops up), cmd-return. it isn't as fast as bringing up dashboard, i'll admit, but it's how i open most of my apps. it's pretty painless, and it is quick.
     
  5. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    #5

    Never noticed it before, i only really use it to find out meanings of words i dont know rather than correct spellings so I don't use it in a way where this would come up.


    Here is a good place to start
     
  6. SuperDaddy macrumors member

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  7. kferr027 macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I also find this annoying, and haven't found a way to resolve it. Sorry not to be of any help, maybe it will be better in the Snow Leopard release.
     
  8. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    So can I.

    Try replacing com.apple.Dictionary.plist and com.apple.DictionaryServices.plist

    I'll assume you know the drill. Either way, post back; for more tips or to report results, even (or especially) if it fixes things.
     

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