QuickSilver vs Spotlight?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by airfang, Apr 19, 2007.

  1. airfang macrumors regular

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    Is it recommended to just disable shortcut for Spotlight and leave it for QuickSilver?

    Is there anything that Spotlight can do while QuickSilver cant ?

    Thanks
     
  2. eji macrumors 6502

    eji

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    I don't know if it's recommended, but I went with the Command-Space shortcut for Quicksilver and substituted F1 for Spotlight. I use QS a lot more than Spotlight, and I find Command-Space easier. I take it you know how to do that?

    As for what the difference between the two is, see this thread, and in the future do a quick search of the MacRumors forums before posting. That's only the most recent thread. There are probably hundreds of others like it.
     
  3. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    you don't necessarily need to disable the command for spotlight. i still use the spotlight key combo and use another for QS (double command and option+command). there are many combinations you can make with the shift, control, option, and command keys and the space bar.
     
  4. airfang thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks guys for prompt repy,

    since I need also to worry about efficiency of switchin inputs(I am Chinese)

    Finally I went with:

    ctrl + space => Spotlight (least used)
    alt + space => QS (more frequently used)
    command + space => switching input (most frequently used)
     
  5. Angrist macrumors 6502

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    Single option for quicksilver for me.

    I hardly ever use spotlight
     
  6. M@lew macrumors 68000

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    I use Quicksilver for launching, but if I really want to search deep for a file, I use Spotlight.
     
  7. dukeblue91 macrumors 65816

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    Same here.
     
  8. AliensAreFuzzy macrumors 68000

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    I always use Quicksilver for launching applications, where I use Spotlight to look for files. I changed Spotlight to option-space and command-space for Quicksilver.
     
  9. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    they both have their uses, so i wouldn't disable spotlight at all. quicksilver doesn't index your hard drive the same way that spotlight does afaik. although i must say that i use spotlight a lot less than quicksilver.
     

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