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1477 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 2, 2010 1:34 PM by baltwo
Currently Being ModeratedMar 1, 2010 8:50 AM (in response to Katherine Vollmer)after using command+f click on "kind". there are some built in search options there. you can combine several using +. also, click on "kind", scroll without releasing the mouse and click on "other". this will show you all available search parameters and you can include any in the search. to combine AND and OR and NOT conditions hold option. + will change to ... click on that.
lastly enter 'spotlight" in Mac help to see how to do boolean search from the spotlight icon directly.Mac Pro 3.2 GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Mac Pro 2.66GHz, powerbook G4 1.5GHz
Currently Being ModeratedMar 2, 2010 11:21 AM (in response to Katherine Vollmer)Sherlock was the best search and spotlight breaks continually. I'd recommend feedback to apple that spotlight ***** and give us back the sherlock search.
The only way that our IT people have found to not have Spotlight break is store all files on a 10.4 server running server software.
Third party utilities like
blow spotlight away. We should all send feedback to apple letting them know that third party utilities can find files better than their OWN SOFTWARE!
I'd really be embarrassed if I were on apple's Spotlight team.Mac OS X (10.5.7), Spotlight Is Useless, use EasyFind
Currently Being ModeratedMar 2, 2010 1:34 PM (in response to Katherine Vollmer)Spotlight searches aren't limited, but the default settings preclude returning results from various locations because of so-called security reasons. Start with http://www.pinkmutant.com/articles/Leopard/leospot.html and http://www.thexlab.com/faqs/stopspotlightindex.html then my mod to Finder's Find at http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20080229204517495 for what you can change so you can find stuff excluded by the default structure.24" iMac 2.8 Core 2 Ext 4 GB RAM/G4 450 MP Gigabit 1.5 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.2), (G4 w/10.5.8/10.4.11/9.2.2)