Though there are large selection of Mac Application Launchers, many still don't intend to switch from the blazing Spotlight.
To satisfy the demand of many Spotlight fans, I will discuss several Spotlight tweaks that I usually play around with. I hope you can use these tweaks wisely.
Several UsingMac resources that will be helpful for you to improve your Spotlight experience:
But before we started the tweaks…
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Now let's begin the tweaking process!
To some, it would be really boring to look at the very same labelling for Spotlight search results in every event of using Spotlight. To few, it would be really painful to be the same as others. To me, I just want to think different!
Therefore, I change my Spotlight labelling: from "Top Hit" to "Recommended", from "Definition" to "Dictionary" and many others. And I will guide you on how to do this.
Cheers, now you've done your relabelling.
While searching with Google, we will know exactly how many results are there in Google pool (sometimes it''s millions of results returned), but in Spotlight, only plain "Show All" displayed.
Today, I will guide you on how to display the search count (like what's shown on the screenshot above).
Believe me, you would be able to get the count from now on!
As mentioned before in Spotlight - Indexing, we can force Spotlight to reindex certain volume by executing this command line:
sudo mdutil -E -p "/Volumes/Macintosh HD"
where Macintosh HD is the volume name I want my Spotlight to re-index.
The indexing will take quite a long time, so it's recommended to use this as necessary.
Or if you want to play safe, you can follow the instruction from Apple Support:
We've reached the end of our tweaking session. If you've any great tweaks regarding to Spotlight, feel free to put that in the comment box below. Thanks.
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