The Mac’s built-in search functionality—which Apple has dubbed “Spotlight”—can sometimes stop working, to the point where you’ll type in the names of existing files and folders but no results will be found. If this is the case for you, this article’s gonna tell you how to fix it!
This tip is about using Smart Albums in Photos for Mac. What are they? How can you layer their rules to find just the images you need? We’ll go over it all and give some examples on how you can get the most out of them!
Each new version of iOS brings more features and options, but also makes things a bit more complicated and difficult to find. To remedy this potential issue, Apple has introduced Settings Search as part of iOS 9, helping you find the setting or option you’re looking for quickly. Here’s how it works.
Cortana is a great new feature in Windows 10, but it takes up a huge amount of space on your desktop taskbar. Here’s how to shrink or hide the Cortana search box, giving you more room for your apps and utilities.
The new Microsoft Edge browser in Windows 10 uses Bing as the default search engine. While Bing has its fans, many users prefer to use Google. Due to Microsoft’s use of the OpenSearch standard, however, Google and other popular search engines aren’t yet available as valid search providers. Until Microsoft and Google can fix this, here’s a workaround to make Google your default search engine in Edge.
The address bar in Google Chrome is the central location for not only navigating to known URLs, but also for conducting quick Web searches. Normally, typing a query into Chrome’s address bar will initiate a Web search with your search engine of choice (Google, by default). But you can also configure Chrome to save site-specific search shortcuts, which let you instantly search within a given site without having to visit that site first. Here’s how to set it up.
If Windows Search stops working for you and no longer returns search results for files that you know exist, there are a few steps you can take to troubleshoot the issue. Here’s how to fix Windows Search issues in all versions of Windows from 7 to 10.
Google has long been the default search engine in Safari for OS X, but privacy concerns have led many users to seek an alternative. Here’s a quick tip on how you can change the default search engine in Safari.
Spotlight in OS X makes it easy to open a file or application, but what if you just want to find out where the file is located? Here are two ways to reveal the location of a Spotlight search result.
Spotlight in OS X is a versatile tool that can provide you with a wealth of information — contacts, files, calculations, and even Wikipedia searches — with just a few keystrokes. But not every user prioritizes Spotlight results the same. Apple tries to provide a good default order of results that suit most users, but you can easily change this order in System Preferences. Here’s how to do it.