Tiger's Dictionary

Discussion in 'Macintosh' started by SPeedY_B, May 11, 2005.

  1. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    As you may of noticed, OS 10.4 includes a new app "Dictionary" ... which in itself is pretty self explanatory as to what it does. I have today been told that this new app can also be used in almost any native OS X application (Such as Safari) to look-up words on-the-fly so to speak.

    Simply hold Command+CTRL+D and hover your mouse cursor over any word and a definition shall pop-up for you to read. I just had to share this as it's damned cool, and exceedingly handy, I'll probably begin to use it as much as the o/s-wide "as you type" spell checking :D

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  2. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Yep, I listed that in the Hidden Features thread! No screenshot, though. ;)

    Also posted in that thread...
     
  3. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    I want tiger. Someone give me some cash :p
     
  4. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    wow, hadnt noticed that. thats soo cool
     
  5. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    I don't even have a Mac and I knew about this feature ages ago. :D Must have seen it in some thread on Neowin or something. Definitely something Henyman could benefit from. :p
     
  6. Xie

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    Interesting but a useless feature IMO. I would rather see a dictionary in the dashboard that worked (for those that spell poorly). :)
     
  7. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    The Dashboard dictionary doesn't work for you?
     
  8. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    It does not auto correct for idiots that can't spell :p


    p.s. Xie, no offense
     
  9. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    None taken, and my point exactly. :p Thats really the only reason I use a dictionary.
     
  10. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    I didn't know that it wouldn't autocorrect a misspelling... I don't usually make those mistakes. ;)
     
  11. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    It has close suggestions (think google), however the o/s-wide spell checking should suffice for corrections. Dictionaries are mean for definitions after-all.