How can I get Dictionary to be at the top of spotlight searches?

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  1. 3bs macrumors 603

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    I use spotlight a lot to look up the definition of words. Is is possible to get it to be at the top of spotlight searches?

    I'm on 10.7.4 in case it matters.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    System Preferences > Spotlight > Search Results. Drag categories in the order you prefer. Uncheck any you don't want.

    Edit: I don't see Dictionary or definitions on the list, but mine always comes up as 2nd hit, after Applications, which I have on top, followed by Documents.
     
  3. 3bs thread starter macrumors 603

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    Yeah I don't see it either. Mine always shows up after Documents and I frequently want to look up words which I have in my lectures so I have a long list of documents then the dictionary app.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Do you have Documents at the top of the list? If so, try putting Applications on top.
     
  5. 3bs thread starter macrumors 603

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    No Applications is at the very top.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    That's strange. The plist doesn't indicate the position of definitions. My list starts with Applications, then Documents, and definitions always show up below apps and above documents. I haven't found any settings to change that.
     
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    Well thanks for trying. Maybe someone else will be able to help me figure this out.
     
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