Easier complex search than Spotlight?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Tumbleweed666, Jul 25, 2009.

  1. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    #1
    Is there a way to bring up a 'form' to do a search*, so I can type in, for example, start and/ or end dates for the files I am interested in, or types of files, or a word in a file, or a part of the folder 'tree' its beneath, etc?? I know I can do this in spotlight but then I have to know, remember or lookup all the syntax and get it correct, much too much hassle for infrequent searches.
    I'm presuming someone must have come up with a simple app that front ends a potentially complex spotlight query with a form? Or is there even a native facility to do this in OSX?


    * Like you can in WinXP for example, not that I'm trolling, its just that it was sooo much easier in XP and I'm hoping I'm missing something obvious :-(
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    #2
    Cmd-Option-Space brings up the Spotlight window, you can easily customize there to your heart's content - just keep pressing the plus sign and choosing your options.
     

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  3. Tumbleweed666 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    #3

    Excellent, I was missing something. Thanks
     

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