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Re: How often do you use the Spotlight menu or window to search your Mac?
Authored by: harperska on Jul 31, '05 07:51:02PM

I have been using spotlight to launch apps, which is really nice since it avoids both dock bloat and the need to open a new finder window to launch an app. However, I do agree that it is a bit slow. If this Quicksilver would be a good alternative, where could I get it?



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Re: How often do you use the Spotlight menu or window to search your Mac?
Authored by: sethd on Aug 01, '05 02:49:09AM
Quicksilver is available here. I find it much more useful for day-to-day use of my computer than Spotlight. In fact, I think that Spotlight has been overhyped. I would have rather received a Finder that is faster to respond.

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Re: How often do you use the Spotlight menu or window to search your Mac?
Authored by: chris_on_hints on Aug 02, '05 10:37:15AM

I use Butler to launch apps, which performs a similar role in my system as quicksilver in yours... command-space runs butler search (two letters is all it takes to pick an app, then return). i have set spotlight to F1 and F2 for menu bar / spotlight window respectively...

I mention Butler as it also does many other things: i have F4 set to do a fast user switch to the login window and buttons F5-F8 doing play/pause/next/prev in iTunes. Sweet.



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