My Spotlight is as dumb as ever

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by Fzang, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. Fzang macrumors 65816

    Fzang

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    So apparently Spotlight was supposed to get more intelligent, right? Not mine. Am I doing something fundamentally wrong?

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  2. Lowe Lilliehorn macrumors regular

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  3. leman macrumors 604

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    I think its just not enabled yet. And I would guess this feature will be only enabled in the US for the first time. However, stuff like 'mails from yesterday' does work.
     
  4. thejasonhowell macrumors regular

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    Works for me. Though I don't understand why it's in Spanish...
     

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  5. aldrinjtauro macrumors regular

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    From what I can tell, it's only working with American cities. Also, if I just type "weather", it's supposed to show my current location, which it is, but instead of displaying "Homewood, AL", it shows "Homewood, AK". How does that even happen? I thought this just pulled stuff straight from a Weather Channel API.
     
  6. thejasonhowell macrumors regular

    thejasonhowell

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    Your Mac might be misinterperting your location and sending it to the Weather Channel.
     

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  7. aldrinjtauro macrumors regular

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    I don't think it is. It's showing the correct weather for Homewood, AL, and the same info as the Today widget in the NC, my iPhone, and weather.com for Homewood, AL, except with "AK" instead of "AL". I don't think there's a place called Homewood in Arkansas anyway.
     
  8. dsemf macrumors regular

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    AK is Alaska, AR is Arkansas.

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  9. aldrinjtauro macrumors regular

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    Oh yeah, my bad. But still, there's definitely no Homewood in Alaska.
     
  10. leman macrumors 604

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    Haha, thats right! Weather works for me too, but the results are in french. Its quite hilarious.
     
  11. leerichards1 macrumors regular

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    Weather doesn't work at all for me (even Paris). UK account & iMac set as UK but based in Prague. Generally I find Spotlight isn't doing many of the things it should be doing. No Bing/Wikipedia searches etc, it only ever seems to search locally.
     

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