Spotlight: Anything Besides Launch?

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

  1. Mac In School macrumors 65816

    Jun 21, 2007
    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?

  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    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


    Jul 15, 2007
    That's why Leopard is introducing that amazing "show path bar" option :)


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

    Jun 21, 2007

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