Brush Up On Your Spotlight Search Skills And Settings

When you discover the hidden powers and long reach of a tool you’d taken for granted, there’s a kind of indescribable joy, a sense of conquest. Such is the case with J. Eddie Smith, who recently discovered just how powerful yet precise his Mac’s Spotlight Search could be.

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Sure, anyone who digs around in Spotlight’s settings, or read up on its search abilities online, might already know some of Smith’s findings — about boolean operators (“coffee -java“), perhaps, or maybe hiding folders from Spotlight’s view. But if you’re a Mac owner who powered up and never looked back, this Practically Efficient post might give you pause for thought. Got your own quietly great Spotlight power to brag about? Let’s hear it in the comments.

The powerful, mystical Spotlight. On steroids. [Practically Efficient via @drdrang]

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