Search = finding useless crap. please help edit

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Focuslined, Jul 6, 2014.

  1. Focuslined macrumors newbie

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    Nov 2, 2013
    #1
    Hi,

    If you search for something using the spotlight, lets say a Book.
    The search result also shows all these random .html files from the iBooks folder.

    This is really annoying.
    How can I stop spotlight searching that?


    Thanks.
     
  2. Julien macrumors G3

    Julien

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    Jun 30, 2007
    Location:
    Atlanta
    #2
    System Preferences: Spotlight, uncheck what you don't want.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Boston
    #3
    That only excludes locations, where as doing a search provides results from container files which is annoying. Go to Applications folder type the word disk and it presents html files, jsx, .strings, .h etc.

    I realize you can select the + sign and select the kind to search for, but for quick and dirty type searches it gives me too much.
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  4. AndyK macrumors 65816

    AndyK

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    Jan 10, 2008
    #4
    Get Alfred, so much better & more useful than spotlight.
     

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