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Windows 7 Start menu search - tweak refresh delay to be more like spotlight?

When you're typing something in Windows search, it refreshes the entire results with every character you type. It seems to re-order the search results as you type which makes the results move around ...
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How to search for a folder inside another specific folder in Spotlight

Is possible to tell spotlight to search for a folder "x" that is contained within folder "y"? For example, I have several dirs named "june" in my computer, but one of them is inside a dir named ...
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locate similarly named files

I'm running OS X 10.7.3. I would like to locate all the files that have common strings in their filenames. I have a folder that contains several files whose filenames are the same except for the ...
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Why does Spotlight not return the correct result?

I dont know if the search features on most operating system is bogus or I am getting it wrong. I am looking for a particular file where css property is set like left:-59px; I perform search on ...
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How to search for all labeled files, except those in some folders?

I want to add a saved search to my sidebar that contains all labeled files on my Mac, except files that are in certain folders. Files that are in subfolders of the excluded folders shouldn’t be ...
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How to show hidden files in Spotlight search results

If I use the search option in the top right corner of the Finder, hidden files do not show up in the search results. Is there any way to change this?
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Can Spotlight be configured to index /System/Library/CoreServices?

With Quicksilver (and other launchers of that type) you can configure it to index applications from places other than /Applications. I often like to launch things from /System/Library/CoreServices ...
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How I can use Spotlight to search a USB flash drive?

How I can search anything on a thumb drive using Spotlight? As soon as I start to search it shows all content of my Mac's hard drive. I am using Snow Leopard 10.6.8.
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Search through all files when searching in Finder [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Spotlight and the locate command don't search all folders Is there a way to search through all files from Finder? Currently it only searches "safe" files but I would ...
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560 views

Spotlight Query Exclude Specific Folder(s)

I want to exclude specific folders from a spotlight query. I do NOT want to exclude them from indexing in general -- I just want to exclude them from my current query. I know how to add exclusion ...
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How do I do advanced searches in Mac OS X?

I don't get it. I just want to do simple searches that work. When I type part of a filename, I want to see all the files that have that part of the filename. I know how to do this in terminal, but it ...
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How can I find all files that are not of a certain kind using Spotlight?

I can enter "Shockwave Flash Movie" in the the search field of a Finder window and find all files that are of Kind, "Shockwave Flash Movie" However, I really want a list of all files that are NOT ...
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Spotlight and the locate command don't search *all* folders

There are several places in Mac OS X, that don't get indexed by spotlight or the terminal locate command. Is there a way to change that? How can I search in places like /private?
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How to get OS X to index my Network Volumes with Spotlight?

I have multiple volumes on an Infrant ReadyNAS mounted with AFP via Ethernet at startup on my iMac. Currently Spotlight does not index these volumes (running Snow Leopard). Is there anyway to get ...
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2answers
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Make windows 7 search (windows-key) perform simple calculations, like spotlight?

Is it possible to have Windows 7 perform simple calculations in the "Search programs and files" text box that pops op when you press the 'start button' (or press the windows logo key)? Perhaps using ...
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How to search with Spotlight more effectively

I'm used to using various flags to modify the results of Google searches, to only show results from a particular site, or only certain kinds of files. For example you can restrict Spotlight searches ...
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How to use wildcard characters in Spotlight search?

I'm used to using the search window in Windows that provided the ability to use options such as: Date of Creation/Modification File Size File Extension Wild Card Characters How can I search with ...