In macOS, the “Look Up” feature allows users to easily access the OS built-in dictionaries:
When using Anki to learn foreign vocabularies, it would be much more convenient for me if I could use the “Look Up” feature to find in-depth definitions of any words in the cards. I imagine many Anki language-learners on macOS would benefit greatly as well.
- To my limited knowledge, this feature requires native macOS Contextual Menus in order to work.
- …which means it works out of the box in native macOS apps.
- Firefox, a non-native app, recently implemented native macOS Contextual Menus in version 89.0. I assume this means it’s not technically impossible to implement Contextual Menus and Look Up in Anki, although it could require much work.