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    Strange thing about Dictionary
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    Question Strange thing about Dictionary
    ok...i recently did a lot of backing up & restoring...& also did the 10.5.5 upgrade yesterday...
    i was just looking through the dictionary for some word meanings when i noticed something strange (or maybe i was hallucinating before)

    am i mistaken or were we not able to click on other words in the dictionary meanings/explanations & get their meanings

    i recall having links to click on & directly go to meanings of other words used in the explanations...i tend to mix up things but im pretty certain ive used this feature & found it useful...

    btw...if im not wrong...is there ay place where his can be turned on & off...maybe its off & i need to turn it on.

    i know this sounds stange but ive been a little overloaded with work & things so im not clear in the head...i cant believe im not sure whether this was a feature that was actually there or not!
    << i can explain it to you...but i can't understand it for you... >>

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    I still can do this after the update.
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    Right click on a word and choose "Look up in Dictionary".

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    ok...question for both...are there links for words that have meanings you can look up...or is it only right click & look up in dictionary...because i know the right click thing works.... i tried it...
    but im pretty certain that there were blue links for word you can click on...
    << i can explain it to you...but i can't understand it for you... >>

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    When I hover over the words in bold it turns into a blue, underlined link.

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    exactly....this is not happening for me anymore...what could possibly have changed?? any suggestions as to how i can get this going again??
    << i can explain it to you...but i can't understand it for you... >>

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    btw skaheadpunk....i forgot to ask...are you on 10.5.5 too?

    i dont know what the problem is here
    i found a post about this on the apple discussions page too...in the os x section...same problem...links from dictionary are missing
    << i can explain it to you...but i can't understand it for you... >>

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    I'm on 10.5.5, but I have no idea how you can fix this one... Could you reinstall the dictionary app somehow? Copy it from someone else.

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    hmm...if all else fails ill try that....its so weird...im pretty sure i dint make any changes that could have done this...
    either way it doesn't seem like an option...otherwise i would have been able to turn it back on...
    << i can explain it to you...but i can't understand it for you... >>

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