Thursday, December 19, 2013

Mac OS X Tips - Spotlight Search

Spotlight icon
Spotlight text box
Spotlight is a cool search engine that is available for you to use on your Mac. Click the magnifying glass on the top right of the screen like in the picture here, or press Command + Spacebar on the keyboard.
Spotlight search results
Spotlight allows you to search for anything on your computer, from applications, to folders, to files, to even content within a file. You can also do quick math in Spotlight.  But that's not all! You can also use it to search
the definition of terms you don't know! Just type in the term and either hover your mouse over the "look up" option to see a simple definition, or click on "look up" and it will launch the dictionary application.

It is a handy search engine that will take you anywhere you want to go.

Written by Jason Wilkins