How to use advanced features in Mac OS X Spotlight?

by Manoj 2012-07-06 16:35:58

Key Features of “Spotlight”

1. Use Spotlight as calculator
Most of you might have used Google search engine as calculator.Simlary you can do mathematical calculations in Spotlight.No need to launch Calculator application seperatley.

2. Search Applications in your Mac
Just type the application name the results will be displyed.Here I tried to search Terminal application.

3. Search Folders
This is a common thing which every desktop search tool can do.You can also find folder path

4. Finding by Kind
If you are looking for a file and you know it’s a Image, and only want Images to show try,
kind:Images
Eg:
I want to search for Indian Army Pictures.Then this is the syntax,
Indian Army kind:Images

Other Spotlight “kind” Keyword Lists
*Applications
kind:application, kind:applications, kind:app
*Contacts
kind:contact, kind:contacts
*Folders
kind:folder, kind:folders
*Email
kind:email, kind:emails, kind:mail message, kind:mail messages
*iCal Events
kind:event, kind:events
*iCal To Dos
kind:todo, kind:todos, kind:to do, kind:to dos
*Images
kind:image, kind:images
*Movies
kind:movie, kind:movies
*Music
kind:music
*Audio
kind:audio
*PDF
kindRazz
df, kindRazz
dfs
*Preferences
kind:system preferences, kindRazz
references
*Bookmarks
kind:bookmark, kind:bookmarks
*Fonts
kind:font, kind:fonts
*Presentations
kindRazz
resentations, kindRazz
resentation

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