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    Dictionary has gone!!!! There is just wikipedia!!!
    Hi, i recently needed to use the built in apple dictionary application. Only to find the dictionary plugin is not there. There is only wikipedia!!! I do not like wikipedia and would like for the thesaurus and dictionary plugin back!!! I have been on preferences and the only option is wikipedia, i how no option to change from wikipedia.
    As you can see on the image link there are tab like things saying; all, dictionary, thesaurus, apple, wikipedia. On my dictionary the only tabs there are, are; All, wikipedia. please can someone help, as i really need the dictionary function. Thanks.

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    along the top are tabs. click dictionary.
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    re-read his post, Rob, particularly the part below the image.

    macobsession: sorry to ask the obvious but have you moved or removed the Dictionary app lately?

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    I'm sure you have but I'll ask anyway. Have you checked the Dictionary preferences to make sure all the other options are still checked?


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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianLachoreVPI View Post
    I'm sure you have but I'll ask anyway. Have you checked the Dictionary preferences to make sure all the other options are still checked?
    As much as I'd love to point out a flaw in your logic, I think you're right .

    Take a look in the preferences. Odds are that the dictionary is simply not selected for use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    As much as I'd love to point out a flaw in your logic, I think you're right .
    I'm talking to Schweb about a way to hide all my posts from you...and perhaps a few chosen others...

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    Could be, unless he really has already been in preferences as he says in the first post.

    Have to go with Pacifist to reinstall the dictionary app.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    Could be, unless he really has already been in preferences as he says in the first post.

    Have to go with Pacifist to reinstall the dictionary app.


    Ooopps, guess I'm on that list now?
    Ha - yes - you're moving to the front for pointing out that I didn't read the 5th sentence Oh well - obviously isn't causing him that much consternation since he hasn't been back.

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    Thanks, ill download pacifist and reinstall it.

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    Have just used pacifist and i can now say that dictionary is back!!!! Thanks to everyone who has helped!!!

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    ^^^ Awesome news. Glad we could help

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    Now i see the problem! Its because you "US English" checked in preferences. Pick "British English" and everything will magically work again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robduckyworth View Post
    Now i see the problem! Its because you "US English" checked in preferences. Pick "British English" and everything will magically work again.
    Except in exactly 10 days we'll kick its butt right back out again


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