Use Spotlight Search in OS X Yosemite – How to
Apple introduced quite a few new features in OS X Yosemite while making improvements in others. Spotlight in OS X Yosemite is a completely redone feature introducing a new design with more capabilities and features. This guide will help you use Spotlight in OS X Yosemite.
Use Spotlight in OS X Yosemite:
The new Spotlight in OS X Yosemite brings in some new features like unit conversion and place suggestions. Spotlight search brings you a ton of content types. These content types include applications, files, folders, messages, definitions, places, and much more. To open Spotlight in OS X Yosemite,
- Click the search icon at the top right of the screen; or
- Press ⌘ + Space.
When the Spotlight search bar appears, type in your query and Spotlight will fetch some of the most relevant results based on your query. Search results in Spotlight also include a preview in the right side panel for the files, messages, mails, and any other file types.
If you intend to customize what types of content should Spotlight search for,
- Go to System Preferences > Spotlight
- Uncheck the types you don't want Spotlight to show or change their priority by working around the order.
Using Spotlight in OS X Yosemite is pretty straightforward. The feature gives you the handle by allowing you block or prioritize any content type easing the searching experience a little further.
- Relevant OS X Yosemite guides and updates:
- Setup Handoff on OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 – How to
- Download the New OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 6 Wallpapers
- How to Fix OS X Yosemite Download Errors and Issues
- Auto Lock / Unlock Mac with OS X Utility – How to
- Create a New Test Partition in Mac for OS X Yosemite – How to
- Download OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 Wallpapers – How to
- Bash Bug Doesn’t Affect OS X Users, Claims Apple
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