The act of searching for data by providing keywords which are either checked directly against contents, or against a search index in order to provide relevant results.

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Does Spotlight keep a search history?

Occasionally, I use Spotlight to quickly compute some expression because I'm too lazy to do it in my head, on paper, or fire up some program. Sometimes I would like to view the result again, but when ...
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iTunes Search for a Song X Many Minutes Long

Can I search for a song in my music library that is between x and y start and end times, respectively?
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iTunes 12 Apple Music search: is there a way to play all songs returned by search?

Using iTunes 12 on Mac. I search for an artist in Apple Music. I get results, including the artist page, albums, songs. I want to explore this artist, so I want to listen to a stream of his or her ...
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Search for .bashrc or other dotfiles in Finder

When I search for files in my home folder that have a filename equal to ".bash_history", I don't get any results, even though that file is there. How can I search for dotfiles in Finder? (I know how ...
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Mac open file dialog - “search” function - does not show all matching files

When considering the contents of the /shared directory - and specifically the files whose names begin with driversLicense: 16:12:48/shared $ll driversLicense.* -rwxrwxrwx@ 1 steve staff 567710 ...
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F3 on Windows is what on a Mac?

On Windows to quickly search something, I just press F3 and then you can type what you are searching for as "keywords", how do you do this on Mac? I am busy with HTML and I want to quickly search ...
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Command + f hangs Finder

I just bought a new MacBook Pro running OS X 10.10.3 and then migrated from my old Mavericks MacBook Pro. Now when I search for a file using command+F, Finder hangs/beachballs/becomes unresponsive ...
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To list all search results in Hex Fiend?

The viewer Hex Fiend nicely shows searches here. However, I want to be able to list all search results such that I can analyze how the search result changes. In the manual, it says that Hex Fiend can ...
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Terminal command to delete everything I've ever created

I have so much junk installed on my work laptop I want to start with a fresh machine. However, I must keep the account I have as I do not have system permissions to create another account. How can I ...
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Is there a way to bring back search the web for spotlight?

Spotlight use to be my one stop shop for typing anything that I needed information about. When it would fail, the result saying "search in web" would come up and that was a really nice fallback when ...
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SEARCH in a range of field , and decide to display / not display a value

I'm currently working on the following numbers document If there is no BTW-Code 1 or 2 in the right column , I don't want the line to be displayed in the summary. Is there a way to achieve this in ...
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How to estimate Quality of Outlook's search?

I would like to find a method to estimate the quality of my Outlook's search periodically. When I started to use it, it was great. Managed to find everything from old emails too. Now after 2 months ...
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Question for applescript with dragon Dictate

I want to make a program that will take the question I ask it, input it to WolframAlpha, take the answer, convert it to text and the say the text. set defaultAnswer to "" set cancelButton to ...
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Why do some pages returned by Google Search app on iPhone fail “Find text on Page”?

Find-text-on-page fails on some pages returned by the Google Search app on the iPhone 6 (possibly others). It does not fail on all such pages but it does fail consistently on some. You can duplicate ...
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Spotlight Search on Yosemite indexes and shows iTunesLibrary.h and other files with “.h” extension

I am running Yosemite on My MacBook Air. Spotlight settings are as below: Even though I have not selected any option, it still shows ".h" files in result. Check below image for reference. As ...
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Spotlight does not show contents from internet!

Spotlight does not show contents from the internet. It only searches my mac HD. What should I do? I am using MacBookPro Retina 13" with Yosemite 10.10.3
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Is it possible for search terms to appear in the search bar of an iPad just from going to a “bad” website?

I was told that some search terms appeared in the search bar of an iPad because that person had gone to a "bad" website and the terms must have come from that visit.
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Annoying lag while searching in iOS Safari

More or less from iOS 8.2 update I suffer a little, but very annoying, trouble in Safari. I open Safari, I type in the search bar what I need (web page or something to search on Google) then I've to ...
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Chrome-like inline search highlighting in Safari?

I just switched over from using Chrome to Safari and I really like it, but I find the search function in Safari very limiting. Are there any extensions for Chrome-like highlighting in Safari? For ...
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How do I find files with no extension in Finder?

I'm trying to find all files that have no extension in a Finder folder. I know how to search by extension and exclude a specific extension but what do I type in the box if I want no extension at all? ...
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Safari: search producing unpredictable results

I've observed something weird with Safari search. The search is unable to find words that are obviously present. For example, I went to this page. I know that the phrase 'lincRNA' is present on the ...
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How do I search for recipients in Apple Mail?

There are some messages in folders On My Mac in Apple Mail that are from a listserv, so the "to:" field shows "to:list@thislist.com" or whatever. I know that in the headers of the messages, one of ...
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Xcode vs TextEdit “Find and Replace…”

The default hotkey behavior in both Xcode and TextEdit “Find and Replace” is: Find... ⌘F Find and Replace... ⌘⌥F However, in TextEdit, the dialog for “Find and Replace” remains even after you press ...
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How do I set the default search for Finder to filenames which INCLUDE the search term (rather than just begin with it)? Yosemite

I'm using Yosemite (OS X 10.10.1). If I search for the term "foo" and want a list of all files that include that term, I get foo.doc and bar.foo.doc and foodstuffs.xlsx and even The Foo History. But ...
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Mac Outlook 2011 - moving folders from On My Computer to Exchange Server

I've just noticed a very odd peculiarity about using Mac Outlook 2011 with an Exchange server. I am hoping to write a script that will allow me to highlight a folder On My Computer and move it onto ...
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How can I search the contents of PDF email attachments that are backed up to Time Machine?

So I have quite a specific situation where I need to dig out an old email I have backed up to Time Machine, but I can't remember when I received it. Could be anywhere between 6 months to 1 year ago. ...
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Finder tags via server

We are a group of Mac users (mix of Yosemite and Mavericks) that share files on a OS X Server (Mavericks). When someone has done a job on a file, they tag it. All users have made similar sets of tags. ...
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App store currently unavailable message? [duplicate]

I've noticed that this message appears only when I enter something "wrong" in search field. For example if I enter this: Learn to code html, it gives me a list of all apps matching the criteria. But ...
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How to search for .zip files instead of all compressed files?

How do you search for a file of a specific type in OS X Yosemite? I cannot seem to find any instructions on how to do this. In the Finder search I enter: kind:zip But it returns all compressed ...
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How Finder can find this file with long name?

Macbook Air 1.3GHz Intel Core i5 8GB Memory DDR3 OSX Yosemite This is because of the long name, I think: Hans-Jorg Oestern, Otmar Lorenz Trentz, Lorem Ipsum Lorem Vascular Injuries- Trauma ...
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CHM viewer with no continuous search?

I am using CHM View at the moment. The problem is that when I do a typing mistake in one word. I have to wait for long time. I would like to have no continuous search. Only searching when I hit ...
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How do I search ??_doc.xml file in a specified folder in Finder?

I have a lot of ??_doc.xml files in a folder, it's like: 13_doc.xml 16_doc.xml 87_doc.xml The filenames are all like two digits with _doc.xml combined together. I want to search them and have them ...
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How can I search for MP3 files by the “Purchased By” field?

As I sort through thousands of MP3 files in iTunes, I notice that I have many files that are DRM and "Purchased By" another Apple ID (that I have no access to). How would you locate those MP3 files, ...
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Shortcut to copy text to clipboard and then search it on safari?

is there a shortcut for this: I'm on Safari and see a term I'd like to google. Maybe an obscure term or something I want more information of (gadget, e.g.) Now what I do is: I copy the text open a ...
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How exclude a specific folder from spotlight search but not from search window?

I'm trying to set up my Mac so that it will exclude files in a folder called 'XYZ' from the search results in spotlight only. The reason is because these files are mostly private, and I don't want ...
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To search text layers of DjVu -files

I would like to expand the system search to DjVu -files or find an alternative way to do this. My current OS X is Yosemite 10.10.2 but this can a Unix tool tool. DjVu contains an OCR text layer, ...
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Enlarging the omnibar in Safari 8

I am using Safari 8.0.2. Safari 8 introduced some really great features, but it made the omnibar tiny - it now occupies less than a third of the toolbar, and it seems impossible to adjust its size. I ...
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copy address from email search window

I often have to find email addresses using the 'search' window in OSX mail. The search function will frequently find an address for someone, and show it in the popup window below the search window. ...
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Change Safari search suggestions language on iPhone

The search suggestions in Safari always suggest results in Dutch to me, despite using my phone in English, and my Google set to English by default. I am Dutch and live in the Netherlands, so I guess ...
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Outlook for Mac 2011 - when searching all folders for messages, how do I find the folder hierarchy of resulting e-mails?

I store messages in folders and subfolders, e.g. /foo/bar /bar/bar /baz/bar When I search for messages and one is found in one of the above folders, the Folder column of the reading pane shows ...
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Using a keyword that contains a space in a Spotlight search?

I'd like to run a Spotlight search to find all email messages that contain a specific attachment: attachment names:screenshot I tried the keyword "attachment names" in the Spotlight search window ...
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Weird searching results in Safari 8.0.2

I kept having some bizarre search results return, and I just noticed when I type something into the Safari omnibar, it's trying to search on the register.co.uk. My default search engine is set to ...
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Searching/opening filer from network location using terminal

I am creating .sh script that will open smb://location/foder. The location contains a lot of folders that are being constantly created, and every time when I navigate I need to open different folder. ...
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Why is my Safari unable to open links from Google under VPN?

Safari 8.0.2, OS X 10.10.1--Problem occurring in Mac Pro 2009 and MBP ret 2012. Once I log into my employer's VPN, Safari has a quite unique problem: if I go to Google, do a search and click on any ...
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Trouble changing default search engine in Safari

I'm trying to change my default engine in Safari (running Yosemite) from Google to DuckDuckGo and I'm not successful. I changed the default engine in "Safari→Preferences→Search". When I type into the ...
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How can I filter iTunes songs with spaces in them?

When I use the iTunes library text filter option to search for love with, I get the song I'm in love with the hero but also several hits for song titles where the words love or with appear separately. ...
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Force Splotlight to search a subfolder

Background: I moved the Microsoft User Data from ~/Documents to ~/Library/Preferences because I didn't want Google Drive to sync my Office files. I can run Office products fine, but I can't search my ...
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Can I search for folders of a certain size (say more than xxx mb)

I am cleaning up a bit. I know how to search for files of a certain size (see below). Is there a way to search for folders above a certain size? Shell commands are ok, but gui is preferred. To search ...
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Are there special boolean search operations (AND,OR, NOT) for iOS mail app?

I got like 11000 emails available through the iOS mail app, and single keyword search no longer works for me. I would like to exclude specific words, like in google: (food -fast). Are there special ...
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How to search a phrase in Preview of OS X?

When I search for a term like "formation water", preview returns everything starting with formation and not the term "formation water". How can I search for a phrase in Preview?