Life Pro Tips: Three-Finger Dictionary Lookup

Probably every reader of this little blog has the dict.cc plugin for OS X’s dictionary app installed. I just realized that you could do a dictionary lookup for words in nearly every OS X application with your fingertips.

Move your mouse cursor to the respective word you would like to look up and touch your track pad with three fingers (like you would do a right click with two fingers). Bam. A small overlay window with the translation and a link to Wikipedia flashes up.

Obviously, this tip only works with well-coded OS X applications. Hence, it won’t work with Microsoft Office…