Screensaver language lessons
Q I recently came across the ‘word of the day’ screensaver on my Mac and this seems like it would be a great way to brush up on my Spanish. But the Screen Saver Options button only gives me the option of using the New Oxford American dictionary or something that I presume is Japanese. Is there a way of adding extra dictionaries to this? Sally Mansfield
A Unfortunately not. This screensaver was added for Snow Leopard with just American and Japanese dictionaries and never updated after that. I don’t think it’s even officially supported from Lion upwards. There are Spanish flashcard language tools on the App store that work in a similar way, but you’d need to open the app manually each time.
The word of the day is great for brushing up on your Japanese, but doesn’t work for any other languages.