Spotlight's Show All Window--can't Tab to it?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by sigamy, May 17, 2005.

  1. sigamy macrumors 65816

    Mar 7, 2003
    NJ USA
    Spotlight's Show All window needs help...the only way to get back to it is to invoke Expose. I can't Command-Tab, it doesn't show up and there is nothing in the Dock.

    I search for a keyword, open a doc that I think is the one I need but then find out that it's not the right doc. I try to quickly go back to the show all window but I have to use Expose to find it. Am I missing something?
  2. rendezvouscp macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2003
    Long Beach, California
    Nope, you're not. Because Spotlight doesn't "belong" to any application, you can't tab to it.
  3. HexMonkey Administrator


    Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    New Zealand
    You can type control-option-space to activate Spotlight's Show All window. If you like, you can change this shortcut in System Preferences->Keyboard & Mouse->Keyboard Shortcuts (it's listed near the bottom).

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