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Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Dictionary in nearly every applications!

Hey, welcome back! As most of you know, today is the Macworld San Francisco Conference Keynote where many new Apple products will undoubtedly be revealed. We will add more information concerning this later in the day.

Today Mac tip is how to access a dictionary from any application. Unfortunately, this tip only works with Cocoa applications (most applications) and doesn't work in Carbon applications (applications ported from OS 9 without being reprogrammed). This means that it is not an option for Microsoft application but it does work in iWork. It is quite simple to use, with the cursor on the word you want to search, you press ctrl-command-D.

See you later today for the Keynote updates.

2 Comments:

Blogger Travis said...

I thought I had read a comment by someone else who was having troubles with this great shortcut. But, no such comment is posted here. In case anyone else happens to have problems using this feature, make sure the dictionary application is in the root folder of Applications i.e. When you click Applications in the finder, Dictionary should be right there. If you've moved it , for example to Utilities or where ever, control-command-D will not work.

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