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Giving Dictionary permanent permission to open


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#1 JohnDohe

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 12:32 PM

Hi,

 
I'm on Sierra 10.12.3 (16D32).
 
Whenever I hi-lite a word, right-click, and choose "Search Dictionary" 
I'm presented with a dialog box to allow or cancel this request:
"Do you want to allow this page to open “Dictionary”?"
 
Why?
 
Why, if Dictionary is an Apple product embedded in the Sierra OS, 
why should I have to grant it permission to open everytime!?
 
How to turn this off?
 
How to permanently allow Dictionary to simply look up selected words?
 
Thanks!


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Posted 14 March 2017 - 10:03 PM

Is the option you select 'Search Dictionary' or is it 'Look Up "<highlighted word>"'?

I ask because I am not using Sierra and I am trying to determine if Apple has changed things. In my case, when I highlight a word and then right-click the word, the first option is the 'Look Up ...' and it will not actually open up the Dictionary app as a separate app, but as a "bubble window" with in the app I am using.

And this Apple help document suggests it should be the same for Sierra:

https://support.apple.com/kb/PH25145?locale=en_US

So, if you are getting something different, then that might help us figure out what is going on.

Does this happen only in a specific app or all apps?

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 04:09 PM

@ smax013

 

Exactly as I wrote: "Search Dictionary".

 

"Look up" appears as the first item in the context menu, 

but thats not what I'm talking about.  "Look up" does 

open up a bubble without an issue, but I want to use 

"Search Dictionary".

 

Solution?



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Posted 15 March 2017 - 10:42 PM

I might not be much more help. That option does not show up with Yosemite (aka macOS 10.10.x) and I am not ready/willing to upgrade to Sierra at this time to see if it will show up with that version for me. So, my ability to test things is pretty much non-existant. And doing some searching on Google has not found anything...yet...I will try some more.

The closest that that I have is "Search with Google", which is obviously not the same.

You never did answer my question about whether this was in just a specific app or in all apps. This question relates to my last possible thought at this point in that maybe it is an app specific command if it is specific to one app. If it happens in all apps, then that straw is no good.

Is there some reason the "Look Up ..." does not do what you need it to do? I am not trying to be difficult, but rather I just cannot produce your issue so I am seeing if what I can produce will do what you need. And the "Look Up ..." command makes use of the built-in Apple Dictionary app. And if you want that app to actually open, then there should be an "Open in Dictionary" button in the "Look Up ..." bubble that appears.

FWIW, the closest that I can find is a Service called "Look Up in Dictionary". But that Service does not appear in a contextual menu (i.e. right-click) when I highlight a word, but rather only appears under the application menu (in this case the "Safari" menu) under Services if a word is highlighted. Or I can use a keystroke combination that is assigned to it (one is not by default). When I do select this service, it does open the Dictionary app with no requests for permission. So, at this point, best that I can think is that there is potentially some change in Sierra that I am not seeing since I have not updated to it (unless it is something app specific...see previous paragraph).

Sorry that I am not much more help.

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 11:09 PM

@ smax013

 

When I was on Yosemite, the "Custom Search" option that

I installed worked just fine; no requests to "allow".

 

Yes, it is the "Custom Search" option that I installed that 

is the culprit.  I will attempt to contact the developer for 
a Sierra update or workaround.
 
I've had this extension for some time, before I upgraded 
to Sierra and it worked fine, without asking for this 
permission each and every time.
 
Its a useful extension as I get a better and fuller definition 
and etymology of the word than what comes us when 
using "Look up 'selected word' ".
 
Alas, I will struggle with this as is and hope for a fix in 
the future.
 
Again, thanks to you, smax013, and thanks to  all !  :=))


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 12:49 PM

@ smax013
 
When I was on Yosemite, the "Custom Search" option that [/size]
I installed worked just fine; no requests to "allow".[/size]
 
Yes, it is the "Custom Search" option that I installed that [/size]
is the culprit.  I will attempt to contact the developer for 
a Sierra update or workaround.
 
I've had this extension for some time, before I upgraded 
to Sierra and it worked fine, without asking for this 
permission each and every time.
 
Its a useful extension as I get a better and fuller definition 
and etymology of the word than what comes us when 
using "Look up 'selected word' ".
 
Alas, I will struggle with this as is and hope for a fix in 
the future.
 
Again, thanks to you, smax013, and thanks to  all !  :=))

This makes more sense. With a third party app/extension, it is highly likely the something about Sierra "broke it".




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