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Ohoy,

I'm wondering if there are any plans for OmniWeb to adopt the very useful dictionary feature of 10.4? It works in most every Cocoa application, even in your other Omni products, but not in OmniWeb. So why can't I highlight a word, right click it, and ask for a definition? Please implement such a thing, or maybe just a keyboard command that does it. Thanks for reading :-)
 
There was some discussion about that here:
http://forums.omnigroup.com/showpost...8&postcount=30

It also includes a helpful tip from the OG.
 
Select a word and hit Command-Control-D to get the definition pop-up. No context menu item quite yet.
 
For some reason, it doesn't work for me. I tested it in a clean user account, and it works there. Anyone know why it might not work? say, installed things that might disable it in OW.
 
any haxies installed?
 
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Originally Posted by Forrest
any haxies installed?
Many. I was hoping for a suggestion for where to start. It'd take all day to disable each thing individually. The only one I can think of that might interfere with this is ICeCoffEE, but that's disabled in OW.

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Originally Posted by JKT
Check your keyboard shortcut for the Dictionary in System Preferences>Keyboard & Mouse. If it looks normal, do you have something else installed that conflicts with it such as a Service? Try changing the shortcut to see if it works thereafter.
The shortcut is set in the System Prefs.

I realize I failed to say it works in my account in other apps like Safari, just not in OW, which leads me to believe I've done something to OW.

Looking at it now more carefully, it actually does work in OW, but only in text entries (like the one I'm typing in now). First time I notice it. Clicking on words outside of this text entry block, it doesn't work. I click on them and hit the shortcut, nothing; highlight them, nothing. In my test account, the shortcut worked everywhere.

Last edited by afb; 2006-05-03 at 12:07 AM..
 
Check your keyboard shortcut for the Dictionary in System Preferences>Keyboard & Mouse. If it looks normal, do you have something else installed that conflicts with it such as a Service? Try changing the shortcut to see if it works thereafter.
 
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Originally Posted by troyb
Select a word and hit Command-Control-D to get the definition pop-up. No context menu item quite yet.
I don't think the fingers on my left hand can hit all those keys at once without fumbling :(

Also, if there is a problem with implementing this feature, please tell us. In most browsers the contextual menu is item specific. Here, I clearly select a word, and it still presents me with options of getting rid of animation :|.

P.S. I just noticed that it DOES give the Dictionary option, but only in THIS area where I am typing my text now.

Thanks

Last edited by mischivo; 2006-05-05 at 07:26 AM..
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by troyb
Select a word and hit Command-Control-D to get the definition pop-up. No context menu item quite yet.
on my system, control-command-D is Add to Bookmarks without a dialog.
 
I seem to have found the cause of my frustration with the dictionary popup. It seems the fact that I have my user account on a partition separate from the boot partition inhibits it from working in normal text fields.

Creating an account on my desktop on a non-root partition produced the same behavior as in my account. However, doing the same thing on my laptop (but using a flash drive instead of a hard disk partition), did not produce the same results. So I still have more testing to do.
 
 


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