I have a problem with the hotkey: I can't get it to work. My understanding is that it can either be used to search for a word in Moby T or start-up the application. Is this correct?
Well, largely my fault for not yet having any documentation published.
(Been too busy visiting folks these week, and hope I can catch up with my regular moby work asap.)
The hotkey (default Ctrl+Alt+A) is for you to show moby when it's minimized in the tray or not being the active window, in other words, you must have Moby running to use the key combinations.
And it's not used to lookup a word inside the Moby program, but words in other programs (like Word) other than Moby.
For example, let's say I have Moby minimized in the tray now, and am editing this post on DC forum in Firefox. I select a word here from my editing window and press the hotkey, then Moby pops up from the tray area and automatically shows me synonyms for the word I selected. (without having me to first copy the word to clipboard, then call Moby manually from tray and paste the word into the search box and click enter.)
I got the idea from WordWeb and it's been saving me a lota time.
Also another minor thing although it can be frustrating. Whenever the program has to launch a browser, it's always Internet Explorer instead of my default application (Firefox). I've checked my settings and have Firefox set as my default application. I don't have this problem with any other application either. Any suggestions why this might be happening?
FF's also my default browser (abs. no favor over IE here
) but I can't seem to reproduce the problem you mentioned on my PCs. Lemme look into it thou.
Are you planning on maybe including the ability for user's to add their own words/definitions/dictionaries etc. to the Moby T. database?
It'd be great if Moby allows the user to make additions/changes to the db some time. I know this feature is a must but don't yet have a detailed plan for it. It seems to me a somewhat complicated process since you have to validate user's inputs, protect the database from corruption, index mods and new entries, etc.
Btw, the Moby database is to be updated every month from November on, based on the changes we make on WordZilla.org. If you are interested, just register as a wiki user on the site and make changes to whichever entry you want, v easy.