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

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Jun 8 13:27:17 EDT 2007

On Jun 8, 2007, at 11:53 AM, Themis Matsoukas wrote:

> 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.
> Themis


Actually, you can look up words in the dictionary by simply hovering  
the mouse (I-beam) over the word and typing Ctl-Cmd-D!

By the way, you did mean Ctl-Click (or Right-Click) not Opt-Click  
didn't you? That is, you wanted the Contextual Menu. I get the  
`Search in Spotlight,'Search in Google' and `Look Up in Dictionary'  
in any mail box just by hovering over a word and Ctl(Right)-Clicking.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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