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Look Me Up By Email problem

Does anybody have anything in the "Look Me Up By Email" tab? I'm trying to understand how to remove this thing from "Look Me Up By Email". This app was uninstalled a long time ago and it's still ...
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How to fix Dictionary look up text color in Dark mode?

In macOS Mojave dark mode, the Dictionary app became unusable because of coloring issues: in application itself some of the text is white on white, and in definition popup that appears if you right ...
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Is it possible to customise Look Up in macOS Mojave?

When I three-finger tap on a word, I get a variety of definitions, from Dictionary.app, Siri knowledge, News, the App Store, etc. Would there be any way, either through Settings or through developing ...
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Restrict “Look Up” feature to dictionary alone in High Sierra

In previous versions of macOS, there was an option to show the dictionary definition of a word by tapping it with three fingers. In High Sierra this was replaced with the Look Up feature, which pulls ...
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Three-finger tap lookup multiple words

Is there a way to get the three-finger tap (AKA Look up & data detectors) to include more than a single word? I've tried selecting the desired text, then three-finger tapping, but to no avail. ...
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Force Click to preview items in Safari doesn't work

I tried to change to tap with three finger and it works on all Safari, Mail, Note,... When I changed to Force Click to Lookup data and defectors, it doesn't work on Safari, but every other apps go ...
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How to turn off the “Look up” function on the touchpad completely?

When I click with two fingers to open a link in a new window, Safari too often turn on the "Look Up" function. It is annoying, and I have tried to turn it off in System Preferences > Touchpad > Point &...
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Mac Preview Force Touch not working properly

Since I bought my Mac, I always use Force touch in Preview in order to get definitions about words, translations and so on, but now, I've noticed that this is not working. Force touch itself is ...
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Can mouse middle button/scroll wheel button action like trackpad three fingers tap to look up dictionary easier?

It would be faster query dictionary with middle mouse button click instead of right click then select "Look Up" menu. Is it possible?
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See definition of a word inside a hyperlink in Safari?

For normal text, three-finger tap on a word is Safari works as "Look Up". From a recent version of Safari, the same three-finger tap on a hyperlink works as "Quick Look". Then, is there any way to ...
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Look Up - AppleScript command

Is there an apple script command for the "Look Up" action/service? If not, what would be a decent way to mimic it? If you don't know what I'm talking about it's the popover when you three-finger ...
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Remove iTunes and Mac App store results when looking for a word

I would like to know whether it is possible to remove the Itunes Store and Mac App Store results from the word look-up functionality in El Capitan 10.11.1, illustrated below: and App Store: I find ...
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How to prevent “Look Up” functionality from showing link previews?

As you know Apple just updated the look up function and added previews of the link you highlighted. As a non-native I often use look up to see the meaning of a word. When the word appears as a link, ...
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“Look Up in Dictionary” stopped working in Chrome on Mac OS X 10.10.2

I upgraded my Mac to OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 recently. Since then the dictionary lookup stopped working in Chrome. Tried both keyboard shortcut and context menu. Know of any workaround for this issue?
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Is there a way to track my look ups in the OSX dictionary?

I am a non-english native speaker and therefore use the OSX's built-in look up service (three-finger tab and cmd+L in the spotlight search field) quite a lot. I was wondering if there was a way to ...
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Cannot disable three finger tap look up after migrating to a new computer

I recently moved to a new MacbookPro and migrated my old computer's files/settings over to the new one. For some reason I am unable to disable the ability to look up the definition to a word by using ...
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How can I use Lion's “look up” feature without the trackpad?

Lion introduced the new "Double-tap with three fingers" to Look up, which pops up a small definition of whatever word you double-tap. Is there any way to invoke look up without the trackpad? For ...
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How can I get persistent Dictionary popups to go away?

In some applications, such as nvAlt, the Dictionary popup (accessed by double-tapping with three fingers or by using the Look Up command in the context menu) won't go away once called. The only ...
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Why does look-up not work on every webpage in Chrome?

Lion introduced a new feature called look up: ... which can be invoked by double-tapping a word with three fingers. This works fine most of the time, but I've noticed that it fails many times in ...