Spotlight Dictionary?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by HappyDude20, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. HappyDude20 macrumors 68020

    HappyDude20

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    #1
    How can I get the dictionary within Spotlight to work?

    I remember this feature when i first got Leopard but hasn't worked since then, how can I get it to do so?

    any help on this one?

    pls.

    :]
     
  2. mrparet macrumors member

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    #2
    Dictionary in Spotlight is activated whenever you begin typing a word. For example, if I want to get the definition for "pedantic," I would just type that word in Spotlight and the definition will appear among the search results.
     
  3. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    Interesting choice of word. Personally, I would have chosen "overscrupulous". :D
     
  4. benlangdon macrumors 65832

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  5. creator2456 macrumors 68000

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    Not working for me anymore as well.

    *EDIT*

    Sure, as SOON as I post it starts to work again. WTF!!!
     
  6. benlangdon macrumors 65832

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  7. gballey macrumors newbie

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    No definition group under Spotlight

    I'm using OS X 10.5.6, and the Dictionary function of Spotlight isn't working. For any word I type, all I get are references to files or apps with that word in the name or in the file content/metadata. I never see a Definition grouping in the Spotlight results list. What's up with that?
     
  8. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    In terminal type:

    defaults write com.apple.spotlight DictionaryLookupEnabled YES

    followed by

    killall Spotlight

    That should fix it.
     

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