There is no Spotlight in my Finder. How do I put it there?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mattcube64, Jul 30, 2006.

  1. mattcube64 macrumors 65816

    mattcube64

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    #1
    When I click on my finder, there is no spotlight searchbar. I went through all the options, and there is no way to get it back. I can still click on my HDD on the desktop, and there is a spotlight bar. I can click "Apple + Spacebar" and get a spotlight search. But when I click the finder on my dock, there is no spotlight bar.

    Help?
     
  2. jlewis2k1 macrumors 6502a

    jlewis2k1

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    its located on the upper right hand corner looking like a magnifying glass. should be by the time.
     
  3. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    If you mean that the entire toolbar and sidebar in Finder windows are gone, you can get them back by clicking the elongated button at the top right of the window. This button toggles toolbars on/off in any window that has such a button.
     
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

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    Control-click (or right click) on the top grey part of the Finder window and click on "Customize Toolbar..."

    You can put the search field back or just click a button to restore the default configuration. You probably accidentally command-dragged the search field off the toolbar and it disappeared.

    Edit: Nice to see we've all covered every possible interpretation of his question. ;)
     
  5. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    Also try VIEW > CUSTOMIZE TOOLBAR. Drag the SEARCH icon onto the Finder toolbar, but try gekko531's suggestion first...
     
  6. mattcube64 thread starter macrumors 65816

    mattcube64

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    Thanks guys! Yeah, I'm a dumb@$$. I didn't even realize that little oval thing in the top right of the window was a button. Heh. Thanks for all the help, it was apparently an easy fix. I thought I might of sent a important file to the trashcan without realizing it.

    Thanks.

    EDIT: While I'm here, does anyone know what a "Tmp" folder in my finder window might be for? It has a whole bunch of images that seem to make out a woodgrain frame. Any ideas?
     
  7. funkychunkz macrumors 6502a

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    Tmp generally means temporary, what folder is it in? I can only think of one osx instance of woodgrain and that's in garage band.
     
  8. mattcube64 thread starter macrumors 65816

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