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Appifying with Platypus: Download Platypus and create an app from the shell script. Example: The settings above create an app with a progress bar (including details) and it can be quitted - the rsync process has to be canceled (killed) manually though. The app itself can be found with Spotlight. Simple AppleScript solution: In Mavericks (and ...
Since El Capitan, you can move the Spotlight bar/window. Just click-and-drag it to wherever you want.
here is a solution which have worked for me https://www.reddit.com/r/OSXElCapitan/comments/3wczrk/spotlight_eating_the_first_letter/? iamtaybo sugested to UNCHECK "Allow Spotlight Suggestions in Spotlight" in System Preferences->Spotlight
You can click and drag the Spotlight search field anywhere on the screen and it will stay there.
I would use stat instead of mdls on a system running the 64bit kernel. stat -f "%B" file will return the creation date or birthtime in seconds since epoch (Unix/Epoch time). A human readable output can be produced with stat -f "%SB" file You can also format the output of this command by adding the -t option (see man 3 strftime). On a system running ...
I haven't found a way to get variables in spotlight, but I must be misinformed since that seems so useful to not implement. That being said, I use terminal and mdfind to parse spotlight like you have all the time. mdfind "kMDItemFSName == '*son' && kMDItemKind == 'Folder'" That will show you all folders ending in son and you might want to grep ...
In Finder try using this: Kind is Folder Name ends with son This should display all folders ending with "son". Try also, begins with and contains for similar searches.
An Apple tech supervisor told me how to stop Spotlightnethelper. She had me go to system preferences, then spotlight, then uncheck "Definitions" and "Spotlight suggestions" in the list, and then below the list is another button to uncheck that says "Allow Spotlights suggestions and look up". Then she had me shut down the computer. Then do a PRAM reset by ...
Click and hold (keep clicked for roughly a second) the spotlight icon in the menubar and the window will jump into its default position. PS. Comes in handy in case the window has somehow moved out of reach.
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