Three-finger tap for dictionary -- Doesn't work in Preview App?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by seetheforest, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. seetheforest macrumors member

    Dec 24, 2010
    Anyone understand why the three-finger tap gesture doesn't work in the Preview App? The gesture works in Mail, Safari, and iChat as far as I know....
  2. Dias macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2007
    Same issue. As far as I remember, it used to work in Beta, but now it's gone. I'm reading a technical PDF right now and it would be very useful. Works fine in Mail, Textedit and other apps where it's less needed though...
  3. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

    Feb 26, 2011
    Cincinnati, OH
    I had no idea it was not working until you pointed it out.
  4. little johnny macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2007
    Too bad, since I do most of my reading in Preview and so definition look-up there would be most useful. Maybe in the future. We can only hope.
  5. Simplicated macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2008
    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    I don't think it's supposed to work with PDFs. Lookup doesn't work in Snow Leopard either.
  6. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    I'm not overly surprised it doesn't work PDFs are more of an image of text than a text document

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