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!
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.
New in Safari for OS X Yosemite are Spotlight Suggestions — for example, locations in the Maps app, individuals in the Contacts app, or references to Wikipedia — when searching in the Safari address bar. Depending on how you prefer to search, however, these Spotlight Suggestions may simply be in the way. Here’s how to turn them off.
The calculator apps on computers and smartphones have eliminated the need for physical calculators for most users. But even these apps can sometimes be overkill. Here’s how you can quickly and easily perform even advanced mathematical calculations using Spotlight in OS X.
Spotlight, introduced by Apple with OS X 10.4 Tiger, is a powerful system tool that allows for fast and easy searches of your entire Mac and any attached drives. For single users on secure Macs, it’s one of the best ways to find your files, app data, and even to launch applications. But if you share your Mac with others, or frequently use it in a public place, you may wish to temper Spotlight’s reach. Here are three ways to…