[OT] Spotlight and Tiger

Thomas McGrath III 3mcgrath at adelphia.net
Thu Mar 16 00:42:34 EST 2006

I have HATED spotlight until this very second.........

Ian, thank you. I can now look for just the damn name AND just one  
that I touched this past week.



On Mar 15, 2006, at 3:57 PM, Ian Wood wrote:

> There are three main interfaces to Spotlight - the useful one and  
> the other two. ;-P
> The only one that's all that useful is the one you get when hitting  
> Apple-F in a Finder window, which allows you to restrict searches by -
> Name:Contains:
> Last Modified:Within:Last Week
> Kind:Others:Revolution Stack
> etc.
> Ian
> On 15 Mar 2006, at 20:07, Stephen Barncard wrote:
>> Does anyone here know about a way to turn off all Spotlight  
>> activity and replace it with the the Panther style search?
>> I really, really HATE Spotlight. I just want to search filenames,  
>> not the content. In spotlight I get way more hits than I need. I  
>> design all my filenames to tell me all I need to know.
>> I also hate the way it anticipates my typing, as it blocks any  
>> other activity, and if you make a mistake, one is faced with the  
>> dreaded spinning beachball until it is ready. Finally there are  
>> hardly any adjustments in its panel to turn any of this behavior  
>> off. This thing blows so many HUI guidlines it's not funny.
>> Is anyone else annoyed with this horrible 'feature' of an  
>> otherwise great OS?
>> sqb
>> -- 

Thomas J McGrath III
3mcgrath at adelphia.net

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