Getting Quicksilver to search like Spotlight?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jive, May 6, 2007.

  1. jive macrumors 6502a

    Apr 14, 2006
    I've become a fan of Quicksilver lately but I miss the ability to search within documents etc that Spotlight has. Is there anyway to get that functionality into Quicksilver?

    I also quite enjoyed being able to find files using Spotlight which Quicksilver doesn't support (that I'm aware of anyway).

    Anyone got any ideas?
  2. Blubbert macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2006
    I dont know of a way to do that, however, you can install a plugin for quicksilver that will allow you to easily porth the information from quicksilver into spotlight.
  3. epochblue macrumors 68000


    Aug 12, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    The way I see it, Quicksilver and Spotlight do two different jobs.

    Quicksilver is an easy way to 1) manipulate files quicker than with a mouse, and 2) launching things whose names you already know.

    Spotlight is more geared toward finding something you may only know a little about.

    So I don't know if there's a way to make Quicksilver do exactly what you want; I'd just use both if I were you.

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