find by content with Mac OS

Timothy Miller gandalf at
Thu Jun 9 21:15:44 CDT 2011

Hi Stephen,

As far as I know, Command-F and Spotlight invokes the same functionality.

In my previous message, I mentioned that find by content is not finding content in Safari Bookmarks, my saved email messages in Mail, and so on. This, I discovered by trial and error, and I assumed it was a "feature," i.e., intended by Apple.

OTOH, I'm aware of many complaints that Spotlight fails to index things it is supposed to index.

Also, recall that I wrote:

>  I don't have much confidence in my feeble brain.

At the moment, this conversation is going sideways and I'm wasting everybody's time. Sorry about that. I'll force Spotlight to re-index and see what happens.

Apparently the list agrees that LC fields don't get indexed in find-by-content, and there's no simple answer for that. That is useful information, mildly frustrating.



On Jun 9, 2011, at 6:13 PM, stephen barncard wrote:

> You haven't used "Spotlight"?   If it's set up right and you use good
> searching approach, it works quite well.
> On 9 June 2011 18:04, Timothy Miller <gandalf at>wrote:
>> Thanks Jim and others.
>> I have worked out ways to search my LC stacks quickly and conveniently
>> (more or less) for the things I need. I can always use the "find" function
>> in Stickies. I can search my email messages in Mail. This is the usual
>> procedure.

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