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Apple's Spotlight isn't finding files which I know are on my computer

I rely on Apple's Spotlight search to find files on my MacBook Pro, because I am so bad at organising stuff into folders. But recently, it hasn't been working. I look for a word I know is in the file contents – like a Word doc – and it simply doesn't show up in the Spotlight results. I've tried re-indexing Spotlight but it hasn't helped. [more inside]
posted by dontjumplarry on May 14, 2015 - 3 answers

Searching for filetypes in spotlight

How do you search for file types in Spotlight (OSX 10.6) ? [more inside]
posted by four panels on May 26, 2010 - 6 answers

Disable "Inline Search" in Safari 4 Beta for Mac

Is possible to disable "find in page" on Safari 4 Beta? [more inside]
posted by Leech on Jun 7, 2009 - 14 answers

How to get Spotlight to stick to the folder it's in

OS X Spotlight annoyance question: how to get Spotlight to stick to the folder it's in? [more inside]
posted by Kosh on Mar 15, 2009 - 4 answers

Can Spotlight index websites?

Can Spotlight index websites? [more inside]
posted by Chris4d on Mar 6, 2009 - 7 answers

How do I search firefox Smart Search from the command line in OS X?

I absolutely love Firefox Smart Keyword Searches. Beyond just the default preinstalled ones, I also use custom ones for easynews, rottentomatoes, metafilter, etc. Here's my question: Is it possible to launch these from the command line in OS X? For example, ideally I would enter (into a bash prompt) rt apple to open a new tab in firefox with a search result for "Apple" in rotten tomatoes, like this.. Similarly, I would like to be able to enter easy creative commons to have it launch the keyword bookmark "easy" which searches easynews global for "creative commons". Is this possible to do, preferably without using Applescript or Automator?
posted by crazyray on Feb 19, 2007 - 14 answers

Help me with search in Tiger

I'm having some trouble constructing a search in the latest iteration of my favorite operating system. I love the idea of Smart Folders, and I keep coming up with cool ways to implement them. But I keep running into problems of two main kinds - not being able to use NOT logic and it not finding things. [more inside]
posted by dondiego87 on Dec 19, 2006 - 3 answers

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