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Getting Started with Your Mac and Mac OS X Tiger by Scott Kelby

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Lesson 8. Finding Things on Your Mac

Time

This lesson takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Goals

To learn how to locate different types of documents on your Mac, including photos, movies, text documents, and more, using Mac OS X Tiger’s Spotlight search feature.

Okay, you’re downloading songs, you’re creating text documents, you’re downloading and importing movie clips, you’re doing all kinds of cool stuff, and all the while you’re saving these documents in different places on your Mac. Saving stuff is easy. Finding the exact file you want three weeks later has been kind of tough over the years. In fact, although Apple called the feature “Find,” it was really more like “Scour,” because you spent a lot of time searching before you could ...

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