[LB6 Action] Lookup in Dictionary.app with Live Feedback

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[LB6 Action] Lookup in Dictionary.app with Live Feedback

Post by nbjahan » Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:47 pm

Hi,

I've just released livedic (Live search in Dictionary.app) for lb6
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Download: https://github.com/nbjahan/launchbar-livedic

Features
  • Very Fast
  • Live results
  • Spell checking
  • Automatic update checks.
Secrets
  • ⇧+Enter to paste the selected word in the frontmost application.
  • ⌃+Enter to pass the exact query to Dictionary.app

Please try it and let me know what you think :D

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Re: [LB6 Action] Lookup in Dictionary.app with Live Feedback

Post by prenagha » Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:40 pm

Very nice. Works great. Super fast.

One enhancement would be around spelling fixes. If I type something that is spelled incorrectly, I do see that the action figures that out and shows the correct spelling, but that is hard to distinguish in the results. Perhaps if the result does not start with the same string as the input you could have a different icon or some other visual indication

that way I know to go to the line item and ⌘C to get the correct spelling

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Re: [LB6 Action] Lookup in Dictionary.app with Live Feedback

Post by nbjahan » Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:52 am

prenagha Thanks.

Do you mean something like this?
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so when the word is not found in any dictionary highlight the first match icon and fade the last item (which is the typed word)

also think I should use a suggestion script for this‌, hmmmm
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Re: [LB6 Action] Lookup in Dictionary.app with Live Feedback

Post by nbjahan » Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:53 am

how about this?
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Re: [LB6 Action] Lookup in Dictionary.app with Live Feedback

Post by prenagha » Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:58 pm

that looks perfect. thanks.

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Re: [LB6 Action] Lookup in Dictionary.app with Live Feedback

Post by Jono » Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:01 pm

Nice, thanks!

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Re: [LB6 Action] Lookup in Dictionary.app with Live Feedback

Post by nbjahan » Sat Aug 23, 2014 12:13 pm

I've updated the action, please let me know if the auto update feature works as expected:
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Re: [LB6 Action] Lookup in Dictionary.app with Live Feedback

Post by foobar » Sat Oct 25, 2014 3:02 pm

I love the idea behind this action. However, it does not seem to work for me; auto-correction works, but I'm not getting any dictionary results as shown in the screenshot. Any ideas?

I'm on 10.9.5 with Launchbar 6.1.3

Thanks a lot in advance.

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Re: [LB6 Action] Lookup in Dictionary.app with Live Feedback

Post by nbjahan » Sat Oct 25, 2014 3:12 pm

@foobar please post a screenshot and the following file, so I can understand what's going on

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$HOME/Library/Application\ Support/LaunchBar/Action\ Support/nbjahan.launchbar.livedic/error.log

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Re: [LB6 Action] Lookup in Dictionary.app with Live Feedback

Post by foobar » Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:48 pm

Hello nbjahan,

thanks for your quick reply. I have attached the screenshot, the error log-file is empty.
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Re: [LB6 Action] Lookup in Dictionary.app with Live Feedback

Post by nbjahan » Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:03 pm

got it:

LaunchBar Preferences -> Appearance -> ✓ Show all subtitles

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Re: [LB6 Action] Lookup in Dictionary.app with Live Feedback

Post by foobar » Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:32 pm

Awesome! Thanks a lot!

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Re: [LB6 Action] Lookup in Dictionary.app with Live Feedback

Post by vramasub » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:45 pm

Hi there,
Have you taken down your repository? I'd love to try out this action, but it looks like your GitHub account no longer has anything on it.

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Re: [LB6 Action] Lookup in Dictionary.app with Live Feedback

Post by nbjahan » Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:09 pm

Hey,
Sorry for this, I'll reinitiate the repos in the following days.

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Re: [LB6 Action] Lookup in Dictionary.app with Live Feedback

Post by vramasub » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:25 pm

Awesome I see it! Thanks!

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