minor request for OS dictionary pop-up

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DanZac
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minor request for OS dictionary pop-up

Post by DanZac » Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:25 pm

Mac has a nice function through most apps of placing your cursor in a word and hitting control-command-D for a dictionary pop-up. This doesn't work in Mellel. Could it please?

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Re: minor request for OS dictionary pop-up

Post by rpcameron » Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:00 am

No, this does not work in Mellel, and probably never will. Mellel does not use OS X's text engine or controls, so thsoe features have to be implemented separately and from-scratch to be included in Mellel. As far as the disctionary popup, I hope the Redlers spend their time working on features that users have been asking for/waiting on for YEARS rather than something minor as the dictionary popup.
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Re: minor request for OS dictionary pop-up

Post by DanZac » Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:03 am

Ah, I see. Yes this probably isn't worth the time if it isn't something that can easily be tapped in to.

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Re: minor request for OS dictionary pop-up

Post by rpcameron » Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:38 pm

BTW: There was a request for the feature in the forums dated 29 Jan 2009 that includes a workaround that approximates the floating dictionary window by calling the Dictionary app and opening it with the curretnly highlighted word in Mellel—perhaps that would suffice for your needs.

(I remembered there was a previous discussion, I just didn't realize how long ago it was made: that thread is dated over 7 years ago!)
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