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Mac OS X Mavericks: Peachpit Learning Series by Lynn Beighley

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Lesson 21. Find What You Want, Fast—with Spotlight

Goals

Understand the different ways to access Spotlight and search your Mac

Choose or change the categories for searching

Prevent selected folders from being searched

Expand the search with metadata

Add searchable keywords to files

Create Smart Folders

Take advantage of Spotlight in other applications

Spotlight is not just a search feature—it’s a way of working with your Mac. Once you get accustomed to its speed, versatility, and usefulness, you’ll find yourself using Spotlight regularly to find and open files instead of opening and closing folders and windows.

Spotlight searches for more than just filenames. It can search for keywords and comments you type into a file’s Get Info window, and ...

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