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10.4: Find Address Book names by initials in Spotlight System 10.4
Tiger only hintI haven't seen this hint elsewhere; there is something similar in Mail, but not exactly. If you type in someone's initials in Spotlight, it will return their contact info.

[robg adds: This works, but it's not necessarily the most efficient way to find a contact (I prefer using Butler to do so by typing part of their name). In my case, there are 125,649 matches for 'rg' on my machine, only one of which is my contact card ... and it took quite a few seconds before the Address Book entry showed up in the results list.]
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10.4: Find Address Book names by initials in Spotlight
Authored by: geophurry on Oct 06, '05 07:28:59AM
Running 10.4.2 on a Powerbook G4, typing in initials only shows me those address cards where contacts have the common "first-initial, last name email " ie. jsmith@internet.com . If the two letters do not appear side by side somewhere in the card, Spotlight does not find them. Searching for my initals, for example, does not bring up my contact info, but does find address cards I've made for applications I own, which have been serialized with my initials. Maybe my spotlight need to re-index?

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10.4: Find Address Book names by initials in Spotlight
Authored by: mkmccarty on Oct 06, '05 08:35:46AM

This works if you separate the initials with spaces.



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10.4: Find Address Book names by initials in Spotlight
Authored by: fds on Oct 06, '05 01:39:14PM

It doesn't work for me either, if the email addresses don't have the search string. Adding a space between the initials also doesn't help.



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10.4: Find Address Book names by initials in Spotlight
Authored by: akakie@acsalaska on Oct 06, '05 02:28:36PM
Like robg, I've found the quickest way to an address isn't Spotlight, but for me, Quicksilver, a competitor to Butler. One key to bring up Quicksilver, type the name (first, last, or partial), and I see a list of matches.

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