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view all Labels (and other search tips)?

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hotwheels 22 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 9, 2013 9:40 AM

sorry if this is a dumb one but is there an easy way to view all labels? i realized it would be uber convenient for me to start maximizing my search abilities.



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  • TheSmokeMonster Level 4 Level 4 (3,240 points)
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    Feb 12, 2013 1:46 AM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    go to finder, type in something in the search field


    a special search interface should pop up (shift+cmd+n is the shortcut to bring this up without searching anything, or file>new smart folder when in finder). select "This Mac" and then hit the plus sign highlighted below.


    Screen Shot 2013-02-12 at 4.24.07 AM.png

    now choose "Kind" that just popped up. and then choose other.


    Screen Shot 2013-02-12 at 4.33.14 AM.png


    in this "other" area type in "label" or look for "File Label" by scrolling for it.


    Screen Shot 2013-02-12 at 4.21.36 AM.png

    you can see you can add it to the list of readily available search criteria instead of going through the other category, by hitting the check box in the column for "In Menu"


    Screen Shot 2013-02-12 at 4.21.36 AM.png


    now you should see something like this.


    Screen Shot 2013-02-12 at 4.22.53 AM.png

    hit the plus sign again and instead of choosing other (after clicking "Kind") you should see "file label" as an option. go ahead and choose that.


    repeat the steps for the other label colors.


    once done, choose save. It will save a smart folder for you with these parameters. Save it to a place you don't mind it being.


    after you do that drag the new Smart Folder, you created in your side bar.


    This, I hope, answers your question and improves your search abilities! Remember, there is no such thing as a dumb question! 


  • TheSmokeMonster Level 4 Level 4 (3,240 points)
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    Feb 12, 2013 1:57 AM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    whoops, looks like adding more labels will give you a null result, so you'll just have to click on them separately. If they have different labels, they were meant to be different things anyway right?


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