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GhostBear5 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Yeah, my dictionary scroll bars are missing. Resizing the window doesnt help, arrow keys/mouse wheel wont work. Ive logged out on safari, Ive removed that file from the cache, and it is STILL not working.

iMac, White Macbook,, Mac OS X (10.6.3), None
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (61,835 points)
    AFAIK, there's no connection between Apple's Dictionary app and Safari. Are you talking about the Dictionary.app that resides in /Applications?
  • GhostBear5 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I mean like I tried logging out of my wikipedia account on safari, and then returning to the dictionary to check on the scrollbars (which still arent there). I read that that was a solution.
    So yes, I am talking about the dictionary.app in /Applications, where the scrollbars are missing.

    Message was edited by: GhostBear5
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (61,835 points)
    Sorry, I have no idea what a wiki account is, nor what their dictionary might be about. I suggest you contact the wiki webmaster.
  • GhostBear5 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    No no, there is a problem with apple's dictionary app. There are no scrollbars when I select wikipedia. If you google "apple dictionary scrollbars", you can see how many other people are having this problem.
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (61,835 points)
    OK. So the Safari and wiki account were red herrings. In Apple's Dictionary, you're correct, the scrollbars don't work with any Wikipedia entry. I have no idea how to solve it, since that's something I rarely use. All I can suggest is that if you want to report this issue to Apple's engineering, send a bug report via its Bug Reporter system. To do this, join the Mac Developer Program—it's free and available for all Mac users and gets you a look at some development software. Since you already have an Apple username/ID, use that. Once a member, go to Apple BugReporter and file your bug report. The nice thing with this procedure is that you get a response and a follow-up number; thus, starting a dialog with engineering.

    According to http://smartassism.com/blog/post/Dictionaryapp-in-Mac-OS-X-Snow-Leopard-scroll-b ug-for-Wikipedia.aspx there's no fix.
  • dvdrums Level 3 Level 3 (715 points)
    Chiming in to say "me too" with the Dictionary scrollbars. Unfortunately as a writer it's something I use regularly and the missing scrollbar is driving me nuts.
  • aduffbrew Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
    I found this solution on the MacRumor forum:

    1. From your browser, go to Wikipedia's main page and log in. Use the "remember me" feature. (Register if needed)

    2. In the upper right corner, click on "New Features."

    3. Under "Take Me Back" section found in the lower middle of the next page, click the "click here" indicating you would like to turn off the new features.

    4. Fill out their little survey asking why you want to turn them off and update.

    That's it. The next time you access dictionary.app, the scroll bars will be working under the Wikipedia section.
  • Lucky13 Level 2 Level 2 (185 points)
    The scrollbars on my copy of the app have disappeared as well. I just checked another Mac running Leopard (10.5) and the scrollbars aren't there either.
  • dvdrums Level 3 Level 3 (715 points)
    Outstanding, thanks very much.
  • RichardF Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)
    Thanks aduffbrew. That worked for me.
  • seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (10,390 points)
    Just like to add that your response worked for me too. Excellent.
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (61,835 points)
    Thanks for that. The article I cited in my previous post is inaccurate, since this fix worked for me, restoring the scrollbars for the Dictionary app.
  • Sandra Foster Level 4 Level 4 (1,460 points)
    I must be doing something wrong. I've gone through these steps both in Firefox and in Safari, and I still don't have scrollbars in Dictionary's Wikipedia. In step 4, you say to "update" — that's the only part I couldn't see a button or other option to do. Is that where I've gone wrong?

    Thanks!
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (61,835 points)
    Sounds like it. AFAIK, there was an update or submit button on the survey page.
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