Re: [DQSD-Users] New search: df for word definitions

2009-07-07 Thread tom . corcoran
Thanks for this search David. I missed the popup dictionary which I  
used to use before and installed this today, finally, it had been on  
my todo list since you released it. Fantastic! It works great.

For anyone wishing to work on it as David suggests, here are some  
observations:

When I first ran it I did it with the colon first which hung up dqsd  
for me. Normally when this happens I restart explorer by killing the  
process and reopening explorer but this killed me completely this time  
for some reason and I had to restart.

Doing a lookup with an incorrect spelling causes a popup error:
http://i28.tinypic.com/10cq7ux.jpg

Cheers, Tom.


David Blume david.bl...@gmail.com wrote:

My favorite feature of dqsd is the mwd popup feature when mapped to  
the postfix operator :. It's small, handy and unobtrusive. It's  
important to me that a simple definition lookup doesn't switch context  
from what I want to be doing, that it not bring up a browser window.  
I've mentioned it before here:  
http://dblume.livejournal.com/65402.html That feature is broken yet  
again, and not worth fixing anymore.

MWD's changed the format of their page so much I've given up trying to  
make mwd work anymore. They'll just break it again. So here's a  
replacement search. It's called df, short for definition.

Here's how I use it. I add: :|df to localaliases.txt, and now when I  
need the definition of a word, I type the word with a colon, and the  
definition pops up in a little window in the corner.

Please note: I don't know any JavaScript, XML, CSS, HTML or web  
servicey stuff. I only did this because it was too useful a feature  
not to have. Nothing would delight me more than somebody who knows  
what they're doing taking it over and cleaning it up. Enjoy, --David  
PS. If anybody does look at the code, you'll see that I only look for  
definitions in at most two dictionaries. My selection was based on  
experimentation and is quite arbitrary. I wrote the search for me,  
after all. But it'd be great to make that customizable, or when a word  
is misspelled, to attempt a Match from  
http://services.aonaware.com/DictService/DictService.asmx/Match?word=stringstrategy=...
 with a strategy from 
http://services.aonaware.com/DictService/DictService.asmx/StrategyList. That'd 
be  
nice.

PPS. There are probably glaring problems with the submitted file. I  
apologize in advance. It was only tested on my Windows Vista machine  
with launchmode=1, and my default browser is Firefox. Please, go ahead  
and fix it so it works for you, too.

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Re: [DQSD-Users] New search: df for word definitions

2009-07-07 Thread Tom Corcoran




My mistake on the alert, I used the wrong version. Sorry. Thanks again
David for a great search. I'll be using it a lot.

Tom.

tom.corco...@moonbade.com wrote:

  Thanks for this search David. I missed the popup dictionary which I  
used to use before and installed this today, finally, it had been on  
my todo list since you released it. Fantastic! It works great.

For anyone wishing to work on it as David suggests, here are some  
observations:

When I first ran it I did it with the colon first which hung up dqsd  
for me. Normally when this happens I restart explorer by killing the  
process and reopening explorer but this killed me completely this time  
for some reason and I had to restart.

Doing a lookup with an incorrect spelling causes a popup error:
http://i28.tinypic.com/10cq7ux.jpg

Cheers, Tom.


David Blume david.bl...@gmail.com wrote:

My favorite feature of dqsd is the mwd popup feature when mapped to  
the postfix operator :. It's small, handy and unobtrusive. It's  
important to me that a simple definition lookup doesn't switch context  
from what I want to be doing, that it not bring up a browser window.  
I've mentioned it before here:  
http://dblume.livejournal.com/65402.html That feature is broken yet  
again, and not worth fixing anymore.

MWD's changed the format of their page so much I've given up trying to  
make mwd work anymore. They'll just break it again. So here's a  
replacement search. It's called "df", short for definition.

Here's how I use it. I add: :|df to localaliases.txt, and now when I  
need the definition of a word, I type the word with a colon, and the  
definition pops up in a little window in the corner.

Please note: I don't know any _javascript_, XML, CSS, HTML or web  
servicey stuff. I only did this because it was too useful a feature  
not to have. Nothing would delight me more than somebody who knows  
what they're doing taking it over and cleaning it up. Enjoy, --David  
PS. If anybody does look at the code, you'll see that I only look for  
definitions in at most two dictionaries. My selection was based on  
experimentation and is quite arbitrary. I wrote the search for me,  
after all. But it'd be great to make that customizable, or when a word  
is misspelled, to attempt a Match from  
http://services.aonaware.com/DictService/DictService.asmx/Match?word=stringstrategy=... with a strategy from http://services.aonaware.com/DictService/DictService.asmx/StrategyList. That'd be  
nice.

PPS. There are probably glaring problems with the submitted file. I  
apologize in advance. It was only tested on my Windows Vista machine  
with launchmode=1, and my default browser is Firefox. Please, go ahead  
and fix it so it works for you, too.

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