What does "dredge" mean?

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  1. mac 2005 macrumors 6502a

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    I saw it used in a post this afternoon, but I couldn't find the term in the MacRumors FAQ or tell from the context of the message what it meant.

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    dredge as in dredge something up (from obscurity)....meaning bringing an inactive thread back to life after a period of time.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    In Tiger you can check the definition of a word by putting your cursor on it and holding CONTROL-COMMAND-D. It should work in most apps. Alternatively, the internet has a few dictionary sites apparently. I wouldn't know because I can't read yet.
     
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    Next thing you know you'll want us to read the owner's manual!
     
  6. raptor96 macrumors regular

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    Yeah that or y'know you could just highlight the word, right click (or ctrl-click) and press 'Look up in dictionary.' Your way is much too complicated :p
     
  7. eluk macrumors 6502a

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    How can less clicks be more complicated:confused:
     
  8. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    Well, instead of asking the rest of the Internet community what a word means you could always try a dictionary. Online or analogue - take your pick.
     
  9. mac 2005 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think that's the problem. The person in the forum I was reading wasn't dredging; ergo, the word in the context in which it was presented didn't make sense.
     
  10. cube macrumors G4

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    Because it involves pressing (multiple) modifier keys. Right click + menu is simpler.
     
  11. nbs2 macrumors 68030

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    He was. It just didn't seem like it. The thread was last touched almost a week ago. So, it was filtering into oblivion when it was brought back. Not a dredge like some of the others that I've seen (two or three years), but dredged nonetheless.
     
  12. mac 2005 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Didn't occur to me to check the dates. Now it makes sense!
     
  13. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Perhaps, but it's quicker than opening an entirely different app. Each to their own... :)
     
  14. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Truly a great feature of Mac OS X 10.4. :) :apple:
     
  15. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    You neva need not know nuffin again. :)
     

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  16. iSaint macrumors 603

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    Hmm, this doesn't work for me. Is it an on/off option I need to select somewhere? thanks...
     
  17. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    No. But it only works in Cocoa apps(?) so it doesn't work in NeoOffice, for example.
     
  18. iSaint macrumors 603

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    What about Firefox?
     
  19. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    It's not a native app, though it's a work-in-progress as far as I can make out.
     

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