i've a problem, i'm able to search for string in messages.app. It actually tells me all the matches for every conversation, the problem is that is shows only the last match, how can i go through all the results?


You can simply use

  • + G in order to jump to the next occurrence


  • + Shift + G in order to jump to the previous one.
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    You're a godsend. Special thanks to Apple for applying the very least intuitive search key... – Cyprus106 Feb 2 '16 at 23:58
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    I would suggest an edit: remove 'simply' :p – Damon Apr 21 '17 at 18:29

Have you tried Spotlight Search?

Cmnd + Space

Make sure Messages is enabled for Spotlight Search in your Mac System Preferences.

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