RIGHT-CLICK on a word

Discussion in 'Talkback' started by John Harrelson, Dec 26, 2006.

  1. John Harrelson

    John Harrelson New Member

    Many of you are familiar with the little program you can download free from the Internet named “IE SPELL”..

    It’s a super handy program when taking part in online discussions that require you to type .. It helps you correct your spelling..

    But did you folks know about two other programs that can also be downloaded from the Internet …. also for free ?

    #1. “Merriam-Webster” dictionary …. This is handy when you have a word that you are unsure of it’s meaning.. Example: You dip water out of a boat… do you “BAIL” or do you “BALE”..

    All you have to do is “RIGHT-CLICK” on the word and the dictionary pops up with the definition and the correct pronunciation … and you can actually hear the dictionary speak the word.

    #2. “Wikipedia” encyclopedia … This is handy when you want to check on the facts about something.. Example: you are in a discussion about black powder and someone said there was four ingredients in the formula… is that true ?

    With the Wikipedia encyclopedia, simply “RIGHT-CLICK” on the words black powder and poof there is the complete history and information about it.

    I have all three of these programs on my computer and they are great…and absolutely FREE downloads from the Internet..

    They are small programs and don’t take but a minute to download and don’t take much space on your hard drive..

    If you decide that you would like to have them, simply do a search on the internet using the words “WIKIPEDIA” and “MERRIAM-WEBSTER”..

    Best Wishes,
  2. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Re: RIGHT-CLICK on a word

    John, This sounds great, but how does your computer know if you want to check spelling or something else? You are "Right Clicking" for all three programs.
  3. John Harrelson

    John Harrelson New Member

    Re: RIGHT-CLICK on a word

    Hi Kenneth,
    You already know of course that when you right click on a web page... a little window pops up with several choices to click on... example... BACK, FORWARD, SAVE, SELECT ALL, PASTE, PROPERTIES ... etc..

    When you download and install one or all of these programs, they will appear in that little window also..
    You simply choose and click the one you want to use at that particular time.

    The typical "Spell-Check" will see the words "Bail" and "Bale" as correct spelling and will not bring your attention to the mistake..
    High light the word and then right-click ......... up pops that window,
    then simply left-click on ............................... "Merriam Webster Dictionary"
    and up pops another window showing the definition of the word

    Right away you can see that a "BALE" is a package or bundle and is not used to "BAIL" out a boat. :) :) :)

    I understand that some folks don't care about using proper English and spelling and for those people these free programs are of no interest , and NO.... this is NOT a putdown... after all, each of us has a different set of prioroties...

    I just happen to be one of those folks who take pride in my writings and therefore love any program that will help me to maintain my standards..

    best wishes,
  4. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Re: RIGHT-CLICK on a word

    Thanks for clearing the mud for me. I am going to do it, I too like things correct.
  5. TexasClodhopper

    TexasClodhopper Senior Member

    Re: RIGHT-CLICK on a word

    Yeah Ken, i sen u upst bout ingls b4! piec owt!
  6. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Re: RIGHT-CLICK on a word

    I only downloaded the spelling program, but that did not help Paul... :laugh: :laugh:

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