Dictionary

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Watabou, May 1, 2008.

  1. Watabou macrumors 68040

    Watabou

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    You know the keyboard shortcut for the Dictionary Cmd+Ctrl+D? Well it's not working for me and I don't know why. I checked my keyboard shortcuts pane and it says its the same thing but I cant view the dictionary in Safari anymore. Why is that?

    Even when I highlight the word and click "Open in dictionary", it doesn't open dictionary.
     
  2. karenflower macrumors 6502a

    karenflower

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    Is the Dictionary app located in your Applications folder? If it's been moved then it would explain the loss of functionality.
     
  3. Watabou thread starter macrumors 68040

    Watabou

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    Yes Thank you. That solved the problem. It was in my favorites stacks. Does moving them to another folder make them lose some functionality? I didnt know that.
     
  4. karenflower macrumors 6502a

    karenflower

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    Yay, glad it's fixed now. :) Apparently with some programs they need to be in the Applications folder, usually Apple's software. Third-party stuff is usually alright elsewhere.

    Btw, if you want to make a shortcut icon for the app, you can press Command-L to make an Alias, which can be placed anywhere.
     
  5. Watabou thread starter macrumors 68040

    Watabou

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    Didn't know that shortcut. Thanks lol. Very helpful.
     

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