I understand that Spotlight will search the full text of files in any folder and will show files that contain instances of the searched text. But I would also like to see highlighted instances of the searched text within the text file. Command-f in a text editor accomplishes this.
The problem is that I have to perform a two-step process which can be very time-consuming when I have a lot of files to search through:
- Use Spotlight to locate files that have instances of the searched text in them
- Open each file in a text editor individually, command-f, and locate the instance of the text within that file.
Is there any way of combining these two steps into one on OS X? Is there a feature of Spotlight I am missing or an app that will do this? I can do this quite easily on the iPad with the search bar in Daedalus Touch but would love to find out an OS X equivalent.
Thanks for reading.