When searching for items on a Mac, you might want to add search criteria to narrow the results. In this movie, you will know how to use the keyboard shortcut CMD-F to open a Finder window with not only the usual spolight search field, but also options for choosing search criteria. You will know how to set criteria and even save your search for easy access later on.
- [Voiceover] In the previous movie…we looked at different ways to use Spotlight…to search for things on your Mac with lightning speed,…but if you wanna search for things…and you have criteria you want to set.…Maybe they can only be a certain type of file.…Maybe newer files not older files and so on.…Well, there is another way to perform a search…in a Finder window without having to just use Spotlight…that we're going to look at right now.…On a Windows computer, in Windows Explorer let's say,…if you want to find something you could…use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + F, as in find.…
It works in many different programs actually.…Well here on the Mac, it's Cmd + F,…and if we're looking at nothing but…the Finder toolbar at the top and we hold down cmd…and press the letter F, as in find, look what happens.…It looks like a regular Finder window with the Search field…in the top right corner for Spotlight searching,…but what we see down below under Searching "This Mac"…are some search criteria that we can set…and even Save if we wanted to,…
- Using the keyboard and gestures
- Exploring the desktop, Apple menu, Finder, and dock
- Finding files and folders
- Locating files with Spotlight
- Launching and quitting applications
- Task switching with Mission Control
- Transferring files from Windows to Mac
- Transferring mail and address books
- Connecting printers, cameras, and Bluetooth devices
- Getting online
- Adjusting settings in System Preferences
- Getting the best free apps from the App Store
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Navigate the Mac
2. The Mac Interface
3. Work with Files and Folders
4. Search on the Mac
5. Work with Applications on the Mac
6. Moving Day
7. Hardware on the Mac
8. Get Online with Your Mac
9. Set System Preferences
10. Top 5 Free Mac Apps
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