Direct access to Thesaurus

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Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:55 pm Post

Sometimes when writing, I'm searching for a new word. consulting the thesaurus is "right click - spelling & tools - click over to thesaurus".

what about thesaurus in the right-click menu so it automatically pops up?

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Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:07 pm Post

Not detracting from your Wish List item but you might find this easier than what you're doing now:
Highlight a word > right-click > Look Up *word*––the resulting pane content depends upon which dictionaries/thesauri you've downloaded to the system Dictionary app. Also, there's a link to the complete app at the bottom of the pane. [Scrivener uses that system app; it doesn't have its own.]

You could also assign Dictionary app as a Keep in Dock app for random, quick access.

Forgot one more––you can right-click on the toolbar to enter the Customize Toolbar feature then add the dictionary icon for quick access to the app.

Hopefully, these options make things more fluid for you.
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Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:35 pm Post

You can set up the Mac to use three-finger tap as the look-up command. You don’t even have to highlight the word. Just point the cursor on the word and three-finger tap.
(You set it up in System settings)
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Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:36 am Post

lunk wrote:You can set up the Mac to use three-finger tap as the look-up command. You don’t even have to highlight the word. Just point the cursor on the word and three-finger tap.
(You set it up in System settings)


You're assuming that those of using Macs have touchpads. The iMacs and Mac minis do not... ;)
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Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:25 am Post

devinganger wrote:
lunk wrote:You can set up the Mac to use three-finger tap as the look-up command. You don’t even have to highlight the word. Just point the cursor on the word and three-finger tap.
(You set it up in System settings)


You're assuming that those of using Macs have touchpads. The iMacs and Mac minis do not... ;)


My iMac has. Haven’t you heard of stand-alone touchpads? ;)
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Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:32 pm Post

The default system-wide shortcut for this is ⌃⌘D, as well—same idea, you just point at the word even if you’re typing elsewhere. Or if you are typing and the mouse pointer is hidden, the cursor position is used.
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Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:26 pm Post

Another shortcut option is to use PopClip. The inbuilt plug-in goes to the dictionary, but cmd+2 gets you to the thesaurus. Actions: double-click word (to highlight); click dictionary icon.
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