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Working with Spotlight Results

After you perform a search using the Spotlight window, you can Control-click an item to display a shortcut menu and get more information about an item in the Spotlight results. When you Control-click an item, the shortcut menu allows you to open the item, get information about the item from the Get Info dialog box, locate the item in the Finder, display a slide show for graphic items, or create an e-mail with attachments using Mail.

Work with Spotlight Results

  • yellow-circle-1.jpg Press command-option-space.jpg bar or click Show All in Finder on the Spotlight menu to open the Spotlight window, and then perform or narrow a search.

    The Spotlight window displays the results of your search by category.

  • yellow-circle-2.jpg Control-click or right-click the item(s) you want, and then click the option you want:
    • Open. Opens the selected item(s).

    • Open With. Opens the selected item(s) with a specified application. Point to Open With, and then select an available application.

    • Open Enclosing Folder. Displays the selected item(s) in a Finder window.

    • Get Info. Opens the Get Info dialog box with basic file information for the selected item(s).

    • Quick Look. View the contents of a file or folder without opening it.

  • yellow-circle-3.jpg When you're done, click the Close button.
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