Spotlight: Anything Besides Launch?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Mac In School, Jul 28, 2007.

  1. Mac In School macrumors 65816

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    I very rarely search my system. I know where all my data files are... I put them there! (yes, I'm an organization freak)

    The few times I have used Spotlight, it was because I wanted to locate a file that I wanted to move elsewhere (another folder, another computer on the network, to a burn folder, etc.).

    Is Spotlight of any use in this area? All I seem to be able to do with the results is click them to launch them. Right-clicking doesn't do anything. It helps me locate files, but I still have to manually navigate to them in Finder once I've found what I'm looking for.

    Am I missing some options or something?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Use Command (Apple key) + click to highlight the searched-for item in Finder.

    I never use Spotlight to launch apps. I use it mainly to search text files, PDFs and emails for content. Also for fonts... And I've got about 12 years of accumulated files from various Macs, so they're a bit disorganised at lower levels of the tree. Best thing about Tiger ever IMO.
     
  3. MacPossum macrumors 6502

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    That's why Leopard is introducing that amazing "show path bar" option :)

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    I think though that right now the only thing you can do is launch these files :(
     
  4. Mac In School thread starter macrumors 65816

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