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Find File By Name

624 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 23, 2010 2:47 PM by oxcart RSS
oxcart Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
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Jan 23, 2010 5:59 AM
Just upgraded to SL and was disappointed to find the the apple-F dialog box still defaults of find file by content.

My gripe is that if you type the word "microsoft" for example, files beginning with this word appear well, and I mean WELL, down the list.

I thought that in SL we were promised a little check box that would allow us to save the default dialog to find by file name.

Any ideas?
G5, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • V.K. Level 9 Level 9 (56,120 points)
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    Jan 23, 2010 6:12 AM (in response to oxcart)
    there was no such check box promised. to search by name enter commandshiftF in finder. it worked that way in leopard too.
    Mac Pro 3.2 GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Mac Pro 2.66GHz, powerbook G4 1.5GHz
  • V.K. Level 9 Level 9 (56,120 points)
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    Jan 23, 2010 6:35 AM (in response to oxcart)
    oxcart wrote:
    VK you have just solved one of the banes of my life and I can't thank you enough.

    you are welcome!

    If you added up all the tiny slices of time I have spent over the last five years reaching out for the mouse to select that 'file name' box it would add up to a two week vacation!

    was it really that bad?
    Mac Pro 3.2 GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Mac Pro 2.66GHz, powerbook G4 1.5GHz

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