[OS X TeX] OT (very) - contextual menus
schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Fri Jun 8 14:10:49 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.
>>> 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.
> 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?
He must have: it works for me.
> 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.
The wonders I hadn't an idea were there.
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