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10.4: Access Spotlight filters in Finder before searching System 10.4
Tiger only hintIf you wish to perform a Spotlight search in the Finder and do the search only using filters or if you wish to select the filters first, here's how.

Just press the Space bar in the Finder's Spotlight field. The space character will automatically erase, and the filtering options will appear. This can be useful, say, if you wanted to create a list of all files that met a certain criteria -- all documents created in the Home folder in the last seven days.
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10.4: Access Spotlight filters in Finder before searching
Authored by: adrianm on May 29, '05 11:24:11AM

Handy, although I just type Cmd+F to activate the search mode without the finder starting a search.

Looks like the 'space' to kick it off is quite useful though as it doesn't preload wth kind=any, last opened=any date.



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10.4: Access Spotlight filters in Finder before searching
Authored by: roll on May 29, '05 11:56:27AM

Sorry - I'm lost on this one. All the spacebar does for me is insert a space?!?!



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10.4: Access Spotlight filters in Finder before searching
Authored by: lonepalm on May 29, '05 01:19:36PM

works as indicated for me. Thanks,
Mike



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10.4: Access Spotlight filters in Finder before searching
Authored by: delGrey on May 29, '05 01:49:20PM

You need to use the finder window, not the drop-down menu bar box.



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10.4: Access Spotlight filters in Finder before searching
Authored by: thelamecamel on Jun 11, '05 11:15:40PM

And don't use the Spotlight window either! You need to use a brushed-metal finder window. This caught me out...



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10.4: Access Spotlight filters in Finder before searching
Authored by: JonLaliberte on May 29, '05 01:59:36PM

Yeah, it was not explained as throughly as it should have been... In the finder make a new window, in the search field at the top right enter a space and wait a sec.
I personally went ahead and changed the default settings for the search as found in an earlier hint...



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10.4: Access search filters in any Finder window before searching
Authored by: mclbruce on May 29, '05 02:35:13PM

It's a nice hint, but it took me a while to figure out as well. I think changing the title of the hint could clear up the confusion.



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10.4: Access Spotlight filters in Finder before searching
Authored by: luhmann on May 29, '05 08:27:21PM

I'm in the same boat - just inserts a space. I wonder what's different. I have the international input menu activated, perhaps that makes a difference?



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