In Panther, you have two different search tools for rounding up files and folders you’re looking for.
The first one, the Search bar (Figure 2-12), is especially convenient because you can opt to have it appear at the top of every Finder window, all the time, ever ready to help you ferret out a stray icon. After 20 years, the Finder’s name is finally justified.
In Mac OS X 10.3, moreover, it’s a much more flexible tool. It’s no longer limited to searching the window you’re in.
On the other hand, it’s only good for finding icons whose names you know. If you want to search for a file you created on a certain date, or to search for words inside your files, see Section 2.10.
If you don’t see the little round-ended box at the top of every Find window, then check these conditions, all of which are described in the Finder toolbar discussion beginning in Section 3.3.4:
If all is well, and the Search bar is staring you in the face, here’s how to use it.
First, click the magnifying-glass icon inside the Search bar. From the pop-up menu (at top in Figure 2-12), specify where you want Find to do its searching. Your choices are:
Figure 2-12. The Search bar is a kind of software sieve that lets you screen out the rabble in a ...