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I find Spotlight very very useful, however I would like to be able to search for documents that contain a given phrase, i.e. words appearing together, instead of anywhere in a document. Do you know of any way or plugin to perform such a search?

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From the Mac OS X 10.5 Help

Use quotation marks around text to search for exact phrases — the same way you do with most Internet searches. For example, enter “trip to France” in the search field to find items on your computer that contain that exact phrase. If you didn't use quotes, the search results would include items that contain any of those words.

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I remembered that, however for a previous version of Mac OS X it was for searching only within file names. Now it is like you said. –  emit Aug 26 '10 at 14:00
    
Broken link. :( –  Andrew Grimm Dec 12 '12 at 4:48

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