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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2006 6:59 am    Post subject: 1-Click Answers Reply with quote

Came across this VERY useful and handy util from Answers.com.

Basically, you ALT-click on any word in a browser or program and a popup appears with information, either from an encyclopaedia or dictionary.

The problem, it does not work with OO. I wonder what OO does differently to either MS office or even Wordpad.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just got an email saying this topic had received a reply. It hasn't and clicking on the link in the mail says the topic does not exist.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2006 9:51 am    Post subject: Re: 1-Click Answers Reply with quote

DrTeeth wrote:
Came across this VERY useful and handy util from Answers.com.

Basically, you ALT-click on any word in a browser or program and a popup appears with information, either from an encyclopaedia or dictionary.

The problem, it does not work with OO. I wonder what OO does differently to either MS office or even Wordpad.

DrTeeth wrote:
Came across this VERY useful and handy util from Answers.com.

Basically, you ALT-click on any word in a browser or program and a popup appears with information, either from an encyclopaedia or dictionary.

The problem, it does not work with OO. I wonder what OO does differently to either MS office or even Wordpad.

I decided to try the Firefox extension first---but it doesn't seem to work at all. Could be my "mouse" though, which isn't a mouse but a touchpad. The commands it sends to the computer are the same as a standard mouse (but it can do so much more too) so I can't figure out why that would have anything to do with it... but it doesn't seem to work anywhere in Firefox. Hmm. Time to try the Windoze download...

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OK. That works in Word and such, and you're right, it doesn't seem to work in Writer. I went through the options, just in case changing the language or locale or display behavior might make a difference. Haven't found anything yet that does the trick. I, too, am puzzled as to what in the technology is that different.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2006 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DrTeeth wrote:
Just got an email saying this topic had received a reply. It hasn't and clicking on the link in the mail says the topic does not exist.

I was in the process of writing one, but hadn't hit Submit yet. Not sure how that would have triggered a reply notice though... so I'm pretty sure it wouldn't. But what do I know.
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