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Old 10-18-2010, 08:57 PM   #1
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Question Kindle 3: Highlight and lookup the definitions for words not in dictionary?

Is there a way to quickly search google or wikipedia for the word under the cursor? If its in the dictionary, I can open up the dictionary entry and then easily go from there to a wikipedia search for that word. However, for words without a dictionary entry (exactly the ones I'd want to wikipedia), I can't find a way to do this, short of typing out the word and manually doing the search, which strikes me as a less than ideal solution. Just pointing the cursor at a word that's not in the dictionary doesn't do anything.
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Old 10-19-2010, 12:15 AM   #2
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Google search on a highlighted word or phrase would be a great feature.
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Is there a way to quickly search google or wikipedia for the word under the cursor? If its in the dictionary, I can open up the dictionary entry and then easily go from there to a wikipedia search for that word. However, for words without a dictionary entry (exactly the ones I'd want to wikipedia), I can't find a way to do this, short of typing out the word and manually doing the search, which strikes me as a less than ideal solution. Just pointing the cursor at a word that's not in the dictionary doesn't do anything.
Per the Kindle Keyboard Shortcuts site (see link in my sig), this should work for you.

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* To copy text from a book to the search box (eg to search for a character’s name):
o Use the 5-way to cursor down to the beginning of the text you want to copy
o Click the 5-way to mark the beginning
o Use the 5-way to move right, selecting the word(s) you want to search for
o Instead of clicking again as you would to save a highlight, press SPACEBAR
o The selected words are now in the search box. Move the cursor down or right, delete any extraneous characters, then move down and right to highlight ‘Find’. Click to search.
In your case you would just just select Google or Wikipedia. I just tried it and it worked for Google.
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Old 10-19-2010, 08:56 AM   #4
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You, sir, are a scholar and a saint. Works perfectly, thank you.
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Old 10-19-2010, 09:42 AM   #5
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You, sir, are a scholar and a saint. Works perfectly, thank you.
I'm also a woman.
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Old 10-19-2010, 10:19 AM   #6
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That's a neat trick! Thanks.
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Old 10-19-2010, 04:05 PM   #7
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C'mon now, being a woman is hardly a trick.
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Old 10-19-2010, 04:07 PM   #8
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C'mon now, being a woman is hardly a trick.
Actually, it takes great skill. Not everyone can do it.
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I'd just like to say thank you for this tip as i've been wondering how to perform this all day
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Old 10-27-2010, 01:52 PM   #11
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Per the Kindle Keyboard Shortcuts site (see link in my sig), this should work for you.



In your case you would just just select Google or Wikipedia. I just tried it and it worked for Google.
great work...for a girl, I mean....hehehehehe....

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