Locate Spotlight Files

Spotlight in Leopard is great for finding files but once you found it how do you know where it lives on your hard disk. All you need to do is move the mouse cursor over the result in the Spotlight results and a window will pop-up will and display the path to the file you selected. If you would like to have Finder open the location for you then just hold down Command + Shift and click on the Spotlight search results and a new Finder window will open right up and show you the folder the file is in. 

Is Spotlight Indexing Your Time Machine Drive?

I am not sure about you, when I use Spotlight to launch my applications I am getting Duplicates from My Time Machine Drive as well as my Super-duper Cloned Drive. This only happened when my MacBook is connected to the external Dives I use for this, but it is still very frustrating. To make sure This does not happen to me I followed the instructions I found over at A New Mac Tip Every Day.

  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. Choose Spotlight.
  3. Click on the Privacy tab.
  4. Click on the "+".
  5. Navigate to your backup disk and find the folder called "Backups.backupdb".
  6. Click "Choose".
  7. That's [...]

Add Some Quicksilver Functions to Spotlight

If you have switched from Quicksilver to the new Leopard version of Spotlight and are missing the ability to " restart, sleep, shut down, empty recycle bin, and more" than the Quicksilver’s ExtraScript is for you. All you will need to do is head over to the site and download the .DMG and install it per the directions. I have been using this one for a week or so and have had no problems with it at all.

Did The New Spotlight Replace Quicksilver?


I did a reinstall of my Leopard system this week and found out the the spotlight feature got a lot smarter. I must say I found this by mistake, but out of habit I hit my keys to envoke quicksilver and it was not there. I had mapped "Command + Space" in my old install and wanted to open a program. When i hit the keys, to my surprise, Spotlight opened. Before i noticed what had happened I started typing just like i would have in Quicksilver. Well right there at the top was the application i wanted. This sparked my interest. I knew that spotlight could do math from a prior post I had. The [...]