I can't believe I didn't know this

Discussion in 'macOS' started by TheMonarch, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. TheMonarch macrumors 65816

    TheMonarch

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    #1
    First of all, I love OSX' system-wide dictionary/spell check, second, Dictionary.app searches wiki! :D:eek::) How did I not know this before, and how long has it been a feature? I love it!

    Its the little things like this that make me a happy Mac user :apple:
     

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  2. DaveTheGrey macrumors 6502a

    DaveTheGrey

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    #2
    very nice, didn't noticed this either. even works in german :D
     
  3. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    #3
    it's been a feature since leopard launched in october.
     
  4. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    #4
    It came with Leopard, there were quite a few people complaining about the feature before it was released, saying they didn't want it and so forth.

    Weird people.

    I personally don't use it much, but I can see how it could be useful.
     
  5. ckesten macrumors regular

    ckesten

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    Pardon the ignorance..I'm new to mac.. I don't even understand what that feature is that you love? Can you please explain!

    thanks
     
  6. pjrobertson macrumors 6502a

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    The wiki search is cool!
    Something else I found after downloading a tips podcast from iTunes (Apple Quick Tips, Tip 45, 21/04/08). It's cool!
    highlight a word in any cocoa app (pages, adium, textedit etc) then hit
    CMD + CTRL + D
    Shweet! :D

    if you hold down the key combo you can move the cursor around and highlight any word you like. Check out the podcast

    ckesten; the OP was talking about the ability to search wikipedia from within Dictionary.app by clicking th dictionary tab
     
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  8. Batt macrumors 65816

    Batt

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    #8
    You don't even have to highlight - just click the cursor anywhere over the word and do CMD+CTRL+D and it brings up the definition.
     
  9. BlakTornado Guest

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    I just wish they'd integrate it with the dictionary widget :(
     

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