The Dictionary Options allow you to set the settable options for the Webster's
1828 Dictionary Browser:
The “Dictionary Completer Mode” lets you control how the Drop Down
Completer List of Dictionary Words functions. Three modes are supported:
Normal Filter, SoundEx Filter, and Unfiltered.
The Normal Filter mode matches the initial letters of a word, and filters out
remaining words that don't begin with the letters typed thus far. In SoundEx
Filter mode, the Drop Down Completer List will attempt to show words available in
the dictionary that might sound sort of like the word you are trying to type, based
. The Unfiltered mode doesn't remove any words from
the Drop Down Completer List based on what you've typed and will show all of the
words available in the dictionary. The Unfiltered mode is the slowest of the three
modes because it takes longer to render a drop list with a larger word list.
Speaking of taking longer to render the Drop Down Completer List, the Webster's
1828 Dictionary has about five times the number of Unique Words that the King
James Bible has, therefore, the Drop Down Completer List won't automatically
display on the dictionary until you've typed at least three letters. However, you
can force it to display the list anytime the cursor is in the Dictionary Word Editor
by pressing the Down-Arrow key.
The “Dictionary Activation Delay” time is the amount of time in milliseconds
from the time the text in the Dictionary Word Editor is last changed until the Word
Definition Browser is updated with the word's definition. This is done to speed-up
lookups by helping to eliminate extra searching on partial words while you are
still typing. The initial value is the double-click time of your Operating System.
Values from 50 to 2000 are allowed.