New spotlight interface too small??

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Jimmi1321, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. Jimmi1321 macrumors newbie

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    am i the only one feeling the new spotlight window small and cramped??

    i am using a 27inch monitor and when i search something i got this small central window that i have always to scroll...

    is there a way to make it bigger??
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Funny, on a 15" rMBP it's too big.

    In either case, there is no way to resize or move the window, the latter making referencing info underneath it annoyingly difficult. One has to either anticipating it happening, or find out, close the Spotlight window, move the reference window, then open Spotlight again.

    IMO, a strong case of "what were they thinking?".

    On a more positive note, the always-on quick view sometimes is handy sometimes even gives you more info than before. For instance, an application displays its version.
     
  3. Merode macrumors 6502

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    I must say that out of many cool things introduced in Yosemite (assuming there were no bugs) the new Spotlight is a failure in my opinion.

    I prefered it in top right hand corner, where it used to be unobtrusive.
     
  4. brentmore macrumors 6502

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    That's interesting - I find myself using spotlight a lot more now with the shortcut, apple-space, since the redesign.
     
  5. Simplicated macrumors 65816

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    I think it's way too big on my MacBook Air and has gotten much more obtrusive. Now it just blocks everything behind, which is annoying especially when I want to do quick calculations.
     
  6. SgtPepper23 macrumors regular

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    YES, i really don't like the new interface, its far too obstructive... it also doesn't make much sense to still have the icon on the upper-right hand corner... It does seem too big for a 15 inch screen. though obviously, on a 27 inch screen, everything seems tiny!
     
  7. w0lf macrumors 65816

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    I find the new spotlight to be huge and obtrusive. Wish it was back in the corner. :(
     
  8. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    The shortcut has been available for many versions now. Unfortunately, it's the same shortcut Photoshop uses for zoom-in, so for me the Spotlight one is disabled.
     
  9. bmac89 macrumors 6502a

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    I find it slightly irritating that you now have to double click to open an item in a spotlight search. Previously single click worked.

    I think it looks nice in the centre but it is not as practical to work with. It would be good if you could switch the previews off to make it slightly less obtrusive.
     

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