command-click on a word

Hakan at Exformedia.se Hakan at Exformedia.se
Mon Oct 8 00:10:05 CDT 2012


TO answer your first question. YES it's an OS X thing! It's "free" when using Cocoa text fields. When LiveCode finally ports to Cocoa the "standard" context menu would at least be an option. I can't see that it is possible to hook into that today. So you have to roll your own...
The built in spell checker in OS X has the advantages of being true multilingual. (i.e. every language that OS X supports also have the spellchecker. (But the "look up word" is not!)

:-Håkan

1 okt 2012 kl. 19:34 skrev Timothy Miller:

> I'm not writing to complain about an absent feature. Mostly just curious, and maybe I'll learn something useful.
> 
> In recent years, I've come to take it for granted that I can hilite a word and command-click on it to get a pop-up dialog box with items like "cut" "copy" "look up in dictionary" and so on. The specific items depend on the application, but the dialog box usually looks the same.
> 
> A few minutes ago, I tried this in a text field an a LC stack and thought, "Hey, why doesn't that work!?" Then I remembered that LC doesn't do that, as far as I know. Yet I have the impression that this is an OS function that any application could invoke.
> 
> So, my question: Is this an OS function? If so, why doesn't LC take advantage of it?
> 
> I suppose it could be scripted. Is there an LC add-on that conveniently adds this functionality? Or maybe there's a simple LC command I don't know about?
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Tim
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