Do you three-finger-tap to get definitions in macOS? Does it drive
you bonkers that the lookup overlay tries to access Wikipedia and
other random non-dictionary things?
Sysprefs → Spotlight → [uncheck] Allow Spotlight Suggestions
in Look up
Enjoy blazing fast definitions.
What a fantastic tip, if, like me, you only ever use this feature to get Dictionary lookups. I didn’t realize how slow this feature sometimes gets until I turned this off. Now it’s always instantaneous, as it should be. Remember: fast software is the best software.
(Remember too that in addition to the three-finger tap, you can use the right-click contextual menu to look up the current text selection, and ⌃⌘D to look up whatever word is adjacent to the insertion point (while editing) or under the mouse pointer (while reading a web page or PDF). These shortcuts work system wide on MacOS.)
★ Thursday, 10 October 2019