[OS X TeX] OT (very) - contextual menus

Themis Matsoukas matsoukas at psu.edu
Fri Jun 8 12:53:06 EDT 2007

On Jun 8, 2007, at 12:14 PM, S P Suresh wrote:

> On 8 June, at 1:53 , Holger Frauenrath wrote:
>> Sorry for that probably profane qustion and thank you all for your  
>> help.
>> Holger
> You surely mean `prosaic' instead of `profane', don't you? Though I  
> checked on the dictionary on my Mac to notice that `profane'  
> doesn't primarily mean `obscene', as I had thought all along. It  
> primarily means secular, as opposed to religious. Still...

I noticed the following curious behavior of contextual menus in  
mail.app: if I option-click on a word in a message stored in my   
"Inbox", I get a contextual menu with the entries: "Search in  
Spotlight", "Search in Google", "Look Up in Dictionary" and "Copy".  
However, if I do the same in a message stored in a custom folder  
(i.e., not in Inbox), then the contextual menu contains these  
entries: "Copy", "Spelling", "Font", "Speech", "Writing Direction",  
as well some greyed out options. What does this have to do with  
anything? I wanted to check the dictionary definition of profane, as  
S P Suresh did, but because messages from this list are stored in a  
separate mailbox in my mail.app, I could not access the Dictionary by  
simply Option-clicking. The "Look Up in Dictionary" option was  
restored as soon as I created a reply message to the original post.


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