An Introduction To Using The Spotlight Finder on Mac OS X: Part 1

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In this podcast, David Griffith gives us a demonstration of using the OS X Spotlight to search for files by name or text contained in them.

He then demonstrates how to create a Smart Folder based upon the search which will automatically list all files which meet your search criteria. The folder will react dynamically as files are deleted or new ones created.

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#1 Scroll area and tool bar

Hello,

These are great podcasts. I have a couple of questions. Firstly, when I get to the spotlight finder, I have to interact with a tool bar to type in my search result. Does anyone know how to prevent this? Secondly, in the podcast, you interacted directly with the browser, while I have to interact with a scroll area, and then interact with the table of search results. How can I bypass the pesky scroll area? I am running 10.10.1 Yosemite. I would greatly appreciate anyone's suggestions.