Currently Being ModeratedMay 26, 2012 12:32 PM (in response to Michael Bryan)
That's not quite true. But you can sort the order of types of files that are shown here:
> System Preferences > Spotlight > Search Results
Drag 'Documents' up to the top of the list.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 26, 2012 1:14 PM (in response to Michael Bryan)
When you do a Finder search (command-F), a little temporary box will appear just below where you are typing in the upper-right search field, and one of its headers will be Filenames, with the search term you have typed just below it. For instance, if I am typing "apple" to search in my Documents folder, then before I hit <return> I see this:
If I then click on the line that says "Filename contains apple" then the search field where I was typing changes automatically to this:
and the results now reflect a search of the filenames, not the contents of the files.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 27, 2012 8:47 AM (in response to jsd2)
Thank you both for helpful replies. jsd2, the file search by file name procedure you showed me above is a rather inelegant approach on Apple's paert to designating a file name search. seems to me they could make this much less hidden and more obvious.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 27, 2012 9:52 AM (in response to Michael Bryan)
There's another Lion "feature" in this context that to my taste is a step backward .
If you type command-F from a Finder window you get a default "Contents" search, and as you mentioned, if you are in Snow Leopard you are then given an obvious button for converting it to a Filename search. But even better in Snow Leopard, if you add the shift key and type shift-command-F at a Finder window, you immediately get a Filename search, with no other action required.
This handy feature doesn't work in Lion. Typing shift-Command-F instead gives you a new Finder window into "All my Files", which I don't find useful. And if I did want to see "All my Files," it would always be available from the sidebar.Mac mini (Late 2009), Mac OS X (10.7.4), dual boot OS X (10.6.8)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 27, 2012 10:08 AM (in response to jsd2)
But even better in Snow Leopard, if you add the shift key and type shift-command-F at a Finder window, you immediately get a Filename search, with no other action required.
Lion still has that function, but the command has changed to