Spotlight Question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Gattz, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. Gattz macrumors regular

    Oct 20, 2008
    How does Spotlight's "contents" work? I searched for one file, and under the "Content's filter, I had a couple of my wallpapers show up. Why is this? I don't think the term I searched for has anything to do with those wallpapers.
  2. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    Think Of It This Way

    A little like a spell checker...It picks up the characters you type in and finds the closest match...Bit like doing a Google search if that makes sense.
  3. Gattz thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 20, 2008
    Okay, I understand it is like a search engine and if I click the "File Name" tab I will get files that have that name in them, but when I click on the "Contents" tab I get things like my wallpapers, which do not have the term I searched for in the file name. My question is why is this? In fact, I searched the same term just now and I got different wallpapers and images than the last time.

    If you're not sure what I mean, open a Finder window, and search for something on the top right corner of the window.

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