Macspiration Basics: Control Spotlight Search Results

On August 11, 2015, in How-To, Macspiration, by Donny Yankellow

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Are you getting too many search results when you use Spotlight? Did you know that you can reduce the search results, and possibly make it easier to find what you are looking for?

To do this start in the Apple Menu and choose System Preferences. Once there click the Spotlight icon.

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On the next window you will see two tabs.

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One tab, “Search Results,” will let you check and uncheck options for Spotlight to search. The second tab, “Privacy,” will allow you to pick specific folders you definitely do not want searched. To pick a folder click the “+” sign and navigate to that folder. Once there double click and it will appear in the list.

Close the window and the next time you perform a search your results should be a lot smaller.

Basic.

About Donny Yankellow

In addition to writing for MyMac.com since the Fall of 2005 he is an art teacher, freelance artist/illustrator, and is a father of one son. Donny is also the author/illustrator of several children's ebooks. Donny's degree is in Visual Communications and he hold certification in K-12 Art Education. His hobbies (besides Mac and Apple stuff) include soccer, animation, and reading anything written by Stephen King.

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: Peachpit Learning Series
Author: Robin Williams with John Tollett
Publisher: Peachpit Press
ISBN-13: 978-0-321-77701-0, 480 pages
Price: Paperback US$31.99, Book + eBook Bundle US$43.19, eBook Only US$25.59

Robin Williams, author of The Little Mac Book, Lion Edition has teamed up with husband and fellow author John Tollett to release the Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: Peachpit Learning Series book.

The book is delivered through 24 easy to follow lessons and is aimed towards new to medium level users. Experienced users will also find a good level of content and clarity on various topics.

Throughout the book readers will be presented with stunning visual examples to assist with understanding the Lion operating system.

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About Mark Greentree

Mark Greentree is the principle blogger and podcast creator of www.everydaymacsupport.com. His aim is to inform users at all levels of experience how to get the most out of the Apple hardware and associated software. He is also the lead host on Not Another Mac Podcast, an Apple based round table discussion with Mac users and experts from all over world.

Total Leopard Superguide ebook
Review

On February 6, 2008, in Book Review, by David Weeks

Total Leopard Superguide ebook
Macworld.com

http://www.macworld.com/superguide/leopard/
$12.95 downloadable ebook PDF
$15.00 PDF on CD-ROM via mail
$24.95 printed

Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard has been out long enough for various help books to hit the stores. My current favorite tome is David Pogue’s Mac OS X Leopard: The Missing Manual.

Various web sites have been filling cyberspace with Leopard hints, tips and tricks.

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Accidents become Tips

On April 26, 2007, in How-To, Macspiration, by Donny Yankellow

As I write articles or do other work on my mac I occasionally accidentally hit some keyboard combination that does something on my screen. Here is a list of some of these discoveries I have made recently. You might know these tips, or you might not.

1. If you are scrolling through a folder full of stuff and you want to quickly get to the top of the window press your spacebar. You will instantly go to the top of the window.

2. Here’s another tip with the spacebar. If you press the combination of the Apple key and the spacebar the Spotlight search field will drop from the Spotlight icon in the menu bar.

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About Donny Yankellow

In addition to writing for MyMac.com since the Fall of 2005 he is an art teacher, freelance artist/illustrator, and is a father of one son. Donny is also the author/illustrator of several children's ebooks. Donny's degree is in Visual Communications and he hold certification in K-12 Art Education. His hobbies (besides Mac and Apple stuff) include soccer, animation, and reading anything written by Stephen King.

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