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

Themis Matsoukas matsoukas at psu.edu
Fri Jun 8 14:07:10 EDT 2007

On Jun 8, 2007, at 1:27 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

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

I did not know about this trick - thanks!

> 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.

You're right, I meant to say Ctl(Right)-Click.


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