Spotlight search google top hit

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  1. nashyo macrumors 6502

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    How can I make the top hit 'search web for...'

    I want to be able to cmd + space a query for an internet search.

    Thanks

    I'm using OS X 10.7.2
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    System Preferences > Spotlight > Search Results
     
  3. nashyo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, but I've tried looking there.

    There are 16 categories and none of them apply to 'search web for'.

    There is a 'webpages' category, but that only searches websites in my history or bookmarks. I want to search google.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    That's what your web browser is for. Spotlight is for searching your computer.
     
  5. nashyo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    lol
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I'm glad you find it amusing, but perhaps you'd benefit from some understanding of what Spotlight is designed for:
     
  7. nashyo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Spotlight does have a search web for feature. My question is, how do I make it the top hit. Or at least make it appear at the top. It's a new feature.
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It only searches the browser history or bookmarks stored on your computer, not the internet. To make it the top hit, follow the instructions in my first post.
     
  9. nashyo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    [​IMG]

    There's a section for webpages, and a section for 'search web for'.

    Check out the attached pic. I've literally taken a screen shot of it.
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    That's new for Lion. Dragging webpages to the top in Preferences should put the search results on top. If it doesn't, it's a limitation of the new Lion feature.
     
  11. xxhamzxx macrumors newbie

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    Just use Alfred.... you'll never use spotlight again! :)
     

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