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MacBook For Dummies, 5th Edition by Mark L. Chambers

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Chapter 7

Sifting Through Your Stuff

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding how Spotlight works

arrow Searching for data, files, and folders by using Spotlight

arrow Using the results you get from a Spotlight search

arrow Searching with the Finder window and the search box

arrow Searching for stuff on the Internet with Dashboard widgets

What would you say if I told you that you could search your entire system for all the data connected with a person — and in only the short time it takes to type that person’s name? And I’m not just talking about files and folders that might include that person’s name. I mean every e-mail message and every Calendar event that references that person — and even that person’s Contacts card to boot. Heck, how about if that search could dig up every occurrence of the person’s name inside your PDF documents? What if it could even search folders shared on other Macs across your network?

You’d probably say, “That makes for good future tech. I’ll bet I can do that in five or ten years. It’ll ...

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