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Old 09-14-05, 07:44 AM
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Dictionary toolbar?

Anyone use a dictionary search in your toolbar? I just want a quick way to check spelling with IE. I've seen that Dictionary.com and Merriam-Webster have toolbars that you can d'load.
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Old 09-14-05, 08:22 AM
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firefox has an extension/plug in for the drop down search box. Works great. Or did, the one I had apparently doesn't work with 1.5.
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Old 09-14-05, 01:04 PM
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IEspell is the original spelling plugin for IE (at least for me). I've been using FF for the lat 18 months, but before that I used IEspell and loved it. Last time I used the program it only checked text input boxes.
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Old 09-14-05, 05:33 PM
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Cool, thanks.
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Old 09-15-05, 12:09 AM
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I didn't know mine was part of an extension? Anyway, My firefox has a drop down search that lets me search a ton of different things, including dictionary.com
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Old 09-15-05, 05:03 AM
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Firefox users can do this pretty easily without a toobar or extension.

Go to your favorite dictionary site, right-click the search box where you normally type in the word you're searching for. Select "Add a Keyword for this search..."

You'll be prompted for a name (which will be the name of the shortcut in the Bookmarks) and a keyword (which is the short string you type to initiate the search). I actually do a lot of dictionary lookups so I used "d". You can also optionally specify a bookmark folder to save the shortcut.

To use it, you simply type the shortcut keyword ("d" in my case for a dictionary) in the address bar, followed by the string you're searching for. So typically I'd type something like "d neccessary" into the address bar.

I've created shortcuts for all my most frequently used searches (google, imdb, pricewatch, etc.) and once it becomes habitual, it almost has a command line feel to it. I just hit F6 or Ctrl-T (if I want it opened in a new tab), then type my search string. It's become yet another thing that I miss horribly when I'm forced to use another browser.
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