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Entry via Get Info is a pain, though
Authored by: brachiator on Dec 21, '06 11:31:25AM

I love Spotlight and have been using it more and more as I've realized its power. But having to open Get Info for every file is a pain.

I've sent feedback to Apple asking for a Spotlight comments field in the Open/Save dialogs, which would help.

Does anyone know, though, of some sort of browser that allows one to traipse through a folder of files consecutively adding Spotlight comments? Even something as basic as the way iTunes has Previous/Next in the Get Info dialog would help.

I'd like to spend 10 mins implementing this hint – not 2 hours! :-)



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Entry via Get Info is a pain, though
Authored by: macgruder on Dec 21, '06 07:42:16PM

command-option I

Then click away. See too my later comment about Quicksilver for an alternate message.



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Entry via Get Info is a pain, though
Authored by: brachiator on Dec 21, '06 08:05:52PM

Thanks, macgruder. I don't see a comments entry field in the multiple Get Info window, though.

After doing a bit of googling I was embarrased to learn/realize that a very simple Automator action can be created, consisting of only the 2 actions "Get selected Finder items" and "Add Spotlight Comments." Works quite well.

Also, a beta program called SpotMeta looks interesting as a way to integrate tagging into workflow, but I haven't had a chance to play with it yet.



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Entry via Get Info is a pain, though
Authored by: macgruder on Dec 22, '06 08:17:13PM

Click through one at a time, and the Info window will automatically update to reflect the info of the selection rather than doing a multiple selection.



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