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Oct
23
comment Finder search does not find all relevant documents MacOS 10.6.8
no success so far: I've tried to repair permissions, but it did not change anything (see the edit of my question). Is it possible that spotlight does not finish creating the index for some strange reason?
Oct
23
revised Finder search does not find all relevant documents MacOS 10.6.8
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Oct
22
comment Finder search does not find all relevant documents MacOS 10.6.8
@patrix I rebuilt the index, but it did not change anything. patrix, what do you mean by "guess what I may be looking for?" If I type an "a", I expect to get all files with "a" in their name and not any guess of my Computer! And if I type the whole word, it does not find them either. Example: I'm searching in a folder for the word "Anschreiben" in the filename. Easyfind has 44 results, Finder 0 !!
Oct
22
comment Finder search does not find all relevant documents MacOS 10.6.8
it seems not to work - also with option -E the spotlight menu stays accessible and I get the "Indexing enabled" prompt instantly.
Oct
22
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Oct
22
comment Finder search does not find all relevant documents MacOS 10.6.8
Does the terminal command mdutil -i really rebuild the index? I launched it and instantly got /: Indexing enabled. I think it needs option **-EÜÜ instead. -> http://macstuff.beachdogs.org/blog/?p=38
Oct
22
comment Finder search does not find all relevant documents MacOS 10.6.8
I'm not talking about a spotlight search but about a search in a Finder window limited to the actual directory. Nevertheless my search should have had at least 60 results, but showed only 8. I'll try to rebuild the index now.
Oct
22
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Oct
22
comment Finder search does not find all relevant documents MacOS 10.6.8
thanks I'll try to rebuild the index later (when there is time for the "coffee"). However maybe my description was unclear: I first searched for "a" and then for "b" (not ab!), but the results for "b" also had an "a" in their name which clearly shows that there should have been more results for "a"
Oct
22
revised Finder search does not find all relevant documents MacOS 10.6.8
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Oct
22
asked Finder search does not find all relevant documents MacOS 10.6.8
Oct
19
asked Which alternatives to Microsoft Excel are there for MacOS X and what are their (dis)advantages?
May
8
comment how to print or export annotations in a pdf file?
I think it depends on the kind of note: The notes were automatically converted to an anchored Skim note which is represented in the document only by a symbol and is displayed in a separate window
May
7
comment how to print or export annotations in a pdf file?
thank you. The "convert notes" feature lets me convert the notes to "real" skim notes, however to those which are displayed also only as a symbol on the page, so the real content of the notes is not displayed on the page and I still don't see how to print it (I also tried the snapshot feature). :-(
May
6
asked how to print or export annotations in a pdf file?
May
2
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May
2
comment E-Mail with attachments (<2,8 MB) has a size of >3,5 MB in Entourage. Why?
Thanks for your help. I was quite relieved as I heard from the recipient that the sent files still had the same size there. :-) However: If a mail server has a restriction concerning file size, e g. "5 MB", is this the size of the "real files" or the size of the MIME encoded message?
May
2
accepted E-Mail with attachments (<2,8 MB) has a size of >3,5 MB in Entourage. Why?
May
2
comment E-Mail with attachments (<2,8 MB) has a size of >3,5 MB in Entourage. Why?
@Mark: thanks for your help. I was quite relieved as I heard from the recipient that the sent files still had the same size there. :-) However: If a mail server has a restriction concerning file size, e g. "5 MB", is this the size of the "real files" or the size of the MIME encoded message?
May
2
asked E-Mail with attachments (<2,8 MB) has a size of >3,5 MB in Entourage. Why?