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#1 heartyangel

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 04:35 PM

Using SCX 10.2.3 on OS 10.6.8 - I just noticed that none of my internet reference sources show up. SC Help says you don't guarantee they will, and fair enough, but are they supposed to be gone?

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 05:28 PM

First off, version 10.2.3 is NOT going to work properly on 10.6.8.

Did you move from another Mac?

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 07:01 PM

yes, but everything has worked fine until the internet refs vanished - and connecting to the internet would seem to be impervious to problems.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 07:10 PM

How did you move/copy your Spell Catcher files/references/data from your previous Mac to this one?

Did you copy your entire (home) ~/Library/Application Support/Spell Catcher/ folder to the equivalent location on your new Mac?

If so, when you open the Look Up window, do you see any ONLINE DICTIONARY SERVER references in the list? If so, are they selected in the first column?

If not, you can copy any .dictserver files from the old Mac to the new one.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 09:04 PM

I moved using Migration Assistant. I do see all the internet options, and they remain checked in the "Use?" boxes. But all I get is the names of the four sites I use, at the bottom of the results panel, with no results below the names.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 09:15 PM

Not sure what was actually done by the Migration Assistant.

So take a look in Spell Catcher’s Look Up window, see if there are any Dictionary Servers. If not and you have your old Mac, look in your home Library/Application Support/Spell Catcher/References folder to see if there are any .dictserver files that didn't get migrated. If there are, copy them over to the same location on your new machine.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 08:22 PM

I don't have the old Mac, but I do have, in my current folder, Default Dict Server, dict.tugraz.at, dict.arabyes.org, and dict.saugus.net.

Those are the names I have checked in the ref list, and the names that show up with no further info at the bottom of the results panel.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 09:23 PM

Try double-clicking each of those files to edit them, and updating the databases to make sure they're in-sync with what's on the internet.

Don't they appear in the Look Up window?

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 11:48 PM

Okay, Default Dict and saugus both synched, and then worked.

tugraz and arabyes both refused the connection.

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 01:44 AM

That happens, maybe try again in a day or two.

Make sure that your list of dictionary servers is up-to-date. In the document window for a dictionary server (any of yours will do), click the little "refresh" icon to the right of the Host: field.

Then try selecting one of the "problem" hosts (maybe create a new Dictionary Server document File > New > Dictionary Server) to experiment with.