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This chapter is from the book

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_01.jpg Press Option+cmd.jpg+Space 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_02.jpg Select the item(s) you want.
  • yellow_03.jpg Click the Action button, and then click the option you want:

    TIMESAVER Control-click or right-click the items(s) 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_04.jpg When you’re done, click the Close button.

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