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You need to close your notes I justed tested this in OS 10.11.5 and the contents of the note don't show, just the title. I created a note and titled it for which it would be easy for Spotlight to find: "Smattering test note" (I have no other instance of "Smattering" on my system). Here is what it looks like after I have locked and closed the note. ...


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As this Apple Support page states, Spotlight suggestions doesn't seem to be available in your region. It's pretty surprising since you are using it en English, but I already had the same experience (OS X is in French, but those features aren't available since I am not in the French mainland).


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It is not possible to get suggestions from Google, but it is possible to do a Google (or any other supported search engines) search from Spotlight. Select your favorite search engine in the Safari preferences. Then in spotlight you type the term to be searched and then do the search with ⌘ + B. This works even if your default browser is not Safari, but ...


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mdutil -t can be used to display the real path from an inode number. For example you can do the following: > touch /tmp/aFile > ls -i /tmp/aFile 31405051 /tmp/aFile > mdutil -t 31405051 /private/tmp/aFile


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If you want to find and delete files that have [a] in the name you can use the following command in a Terminal: find . -name "*\[a\]*" -print0 | xargs -0 echo rm The above command will find and echo the rm command with the filenames containing [a]. The echo portion of the command line is added as a safety precaution. Run the command to see that you are ...


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In Terminal, use \ to escape any character: ls *\[a\]*


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Upon a little testing around, I have discovered the solution. Go to Settings > General > Spotlight Search and disable Bing Web Results. There must be some problem either on Microsoft's end or in the way the iOS software gets it, and this interferes with Spotlight from doing what it needs to do. Hopefully Apple will fix this and it can be re-enabled with iOS ...



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