Getting Finder results into LiveCode

Peter M. Brigham pmbrig at gmail.com
Tue Jan 12 21:39:41 CET 2016


I use a utility called Alfred on my Mac. I believe it uses Spotlight but I like the user interface. It allows you to search for files whose name contain <whatever>, and also allows you to search for files whose contents contain <whatever>. Plus it allows hotkeys for launching apps or files, and a clipboard with memory -- see a list of the past 40 or 50 pieces of text you've copied and insert the one you want with a keypress. Plus a whole lot more. And the basic app is free.

"Alfred" like the butler in Batman….

-- Peter

Peter M. Brigham
pmbrig at gmail.com
http://home.comcast.net/~pmbrig

On Jan 12, 2016, at 7:24 AM, Kay C Lan wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 12, 2016 at 1:45 PM, J. Landman Gay <jacque at hyperactivesw.com>
> wrote:
> 
>> Every build I do is in a named folder with all build files inside,
>> including the LiveCode source stack. I end up with dozens of source stacks
>> with the same names.
>> 
>> Ahh, now I understand why the path is so important to you.
> 
> 
>> If you haven't done a Finder search lately, try this:
>> 
>> ...but if you choose "Other" you can add more filters by selecting them.
> 
> 
> I venture into the Finder's search window whenever I'm looking for the
> proverbial needle, ie a Pages, rtf or text document created the summer of
> '09, or was it '08 which is at least 8 pages long but less than 15 - no
> idea of the name but the content would have included the word 'cheese'.
> That's all way too hard to type into Spotlight!
> 
> Spotlight, great when you know exactly what you are looking for, Finder
> search perfect when you need to collect, filter, sort, pick and choose.
> 
> 
> if you write a Spotlight plugin for your Back to the Future stack we'll all
> 
> be able to do a Spotlight search for the Stacks we are going to create
> 
> 'next week'. :-)
> 
> Now that I can certainly do. I will have done it, in fact.
>> 
> 
> date:next week
> 
> Ah yes Spotlight tells me I have a reminder to thank you yesterday for the
> stack you created today based on work you start tomorrow ;-)
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