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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Mar 04, 2008
    Dictionary Pop-up thing
    So I just recently found out that if you hold down control+command+d and hover your mouse over a word, a little dictionary window will pop-up and give you the definition.

    I don't remember when exactly, but now it's not working. Maybe I inadvertently turned it off somehow?

    If anyone has any ideas on how to get it back I'd love to hear them.

    (I have all the latest updates, on 10.5.2)

  2. #2

    Member Since
    Apr 07, 2007
    hmm. mine isn't working either, maybe cuz i ran monolingual and removed all the 2gb of languages i dont need? But my dictionary app still works..

    anyways go to system preferences>keyboard and mous>Keyboard shorcuts (top right) and make sure "look up in dictionary" is checked, its the second on in the list on my MB.

    BTW by looking through that list i found out you can Reverse the black an white making your screen look like a negative by pressing ctrl+option+command+8.. pretty cool.

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Mar 04, 2008
    Thank you so much. Yep that was it, I must have unchecked it somewhere along the way.

    Reverse black and white thing is kind of neat. Don't know when it would be useful though.

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