A Handy Tip for Serious iChatters

January 7, 2006


For those of you that are constantly IMing, an alternative to using abbreviations is to actually let iChat type the whole word for you. With Tiger’s built-in dictionary, in iChat you can start typing a word and hit the “Escape” key. Then, iChat will display a list of possible words to use. Tiger’s buillt in dictionary also can give definitions within certain OS X apps, such as Safari, Mail, and iChat. Hopefully, this is a very handy hint for those serious iChatters.

3 Responses

  1. Geoff says:

    Great tip, it also works in TextEdit.

    January 8th, 2006 at 2:09 am

  2. otherguy says:

    This works in more than just iChat.

    Try it in textedit

    January 8th, 2006 at 2:57 am

  3. mmm says:

    It also works in Safari form fields, although you’ve got to press the option key too.

    Opt-Esc. I just did in this very page.

    January 8th, 2006 at 9:20 am

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