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You can directly search for zip files by entering: kMDItemFSName:.zip or even better: kMDItemKind:"Zip" into Spotlight Search in Finder. To get more kMD* keywords make mdls /path/to/file in Terminal to list them. Here is great pdf with a list of search attributes and other hints.
Open a new finder window and type "zip" in the search. Select "Zip archive" in "kinds". You can also just type out kind:.zip and press enter and you'll get the appropriate filter: Note - omitting the . after the : results in many compressed files and not just those with .zip extension or literal conformance to that specification.
Type ⌘+F on Finder and you will see the search bar. By default appears Kind is Any. Replace Kind with File Extension (you can find it under Others...), then you can type zip in the field and you will have the results immediately. Additionally if you feel confortable with the Terminal, you can use the following command: find . -name "*.zip"
xCHM should do it for you. It doesn't use "live search". If you get an error (something about wxWidget) opening it, kill the app and restart it. The error should be gone afterwards. ichm - though using "live search" it's extremely fast. I never waited longer than 1 sec.
The Finder search box does not support wildcards. You can add additional criteria to narrow down your search, though. Enter _doc in the search field to start a search. In the bar that appears (showing "Search: This Mac" etc) click the plus sign button all the way to the right. In the new row that appears, in the first combobox, select Name, then in the ...
In Itunes, create a Smart Playlist and name it purchases. (File Menu, New Playlist... Smart Playlist) In the search parameters of the smart playlist, Choose 'Purchased' and 'IS True'. That's the closes you'll get to sorting out your purchased items, but it doesn't allow you to sort by apple ID. Since iTunes doesn't allow you to search the 'Purchased ...
Using the built in 'Search With Google' service for Safari you can assign it a shortcut key combo. I had to make sure that the normal service did not have a shortcut. Giving it one here does not work on my 10.10.2 os x Now add a new Application shortcut for Safari: Using Search With Google as the Menu title. You then may have to relaunch ...
Highlight the text, right-click and select Search with Google from the contextual menu. This can be automated with Keyboard Maestro.
From my experience excluding a folder from Spotlight indexing will exclude the files/folders from showing up when you do a search in Spotlight (command+space) but will still allow you to open that folder in finder and use the search bar in the top right of finder to search within that folder only. I imagine that the search of an un-indexed folder means the ...
OS X uses the Spotlight index for both the "Spotlight" search and "Finder" search. I don't believe it is possible to exclude something from one, and not the other, as they are both technically "Spotlight" searches, just with different graphical representations.
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