By mcbd Last update Jul 12, 2008 — Installed 211 times.

Script Summary: Looks up a word in Dictionary.app (Mac OS X built-in)


  • Double-click on a word while holding down the command key and then its definition appears on Dictionary.app.
  • Hot key function can be configured by editing source code.

Configurable Options

: Only while pressing hot keys the script is ...
  • true : activated (default)
  • false : inactivated
: Set true to activate modifier key to use for hot key combination.
  • metaKey : command key
  • altKey : option key
  • shiftKey : shift key
  • ctrlKey : control key

Update History

v1.0.1 (2008-07-12)
  • [Added] Converts two byte ASCII into one byte. (numbers and alphabets only)
  • [Fixed] Encodes query string for non-ASCII characters.
  • [Improved] Enhanced hot key function for inactive mode.

v1.0.0 (2008-07-01)
  • Initial release