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10.4: Set Command-F to search by 'Name Contains'
Authored by: maartensneep on May 09, '05 05:44:31PM

There are indeed some spurious bits in there (you can use those to set the default location of the window, or at least its size).

To figure out what admittedly rather obscure codes need to be filled out to specify a search, just create a smart folder, set it to your preferences, and save it. Open that file (yes a smart folder really is just a property list file) in the property-list editor, and change it as needed (you probably want no text as the default search string). Remove extraneous stuff, you probably want to copy the "FXCriteriaSlices" array, and nothing else to the default plist.


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10.4: Set Command-F to search by 'Name Contains'
Authored by: genericuser on May 17, '05 10:46:53PM

Has anyone tried to set the default to search only a particular volume?
As suggested above, I created a .savedSearch with search parameters to search by name on the main volume only, then changed it to a .plist, edited the .plist to take out the specific search term. When I change it back to a .savedSearch, it works as expected, but when I save the .plist file to the default_smart.plist file and use Cmd-F, it opens up set to some random search location (usually "Home")-- however, if I then hit Cmd-F a *2nd time*, it switches to the correct search location ("Macintosh HD")-- any idea what's going on here?

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