A Different Kind of Search

Monday, April 6, 2009, 12:38 AM – Tips and Hints

Sometimes you want to search for something based on the kind of document it is. For instance, recently I needed to find all the Keynote documents I had on my Mac because I needed a specific slide show I had made and I couldn’t find it anywhere. (Couldn’t remember what I had named it either, but that is a tale for another day.)

Here is a quick way to do it. Open Spotlight and enter kind: followed by the application you are interested in. For my recent search I entered kind:keynote. When I did so, all the slide shows I had saved on my computer popped up on the Spotlight list and I found the one I needed, stored in a sub folder where it did not belong. You can use the kind: feature to search other kinds of things as well.



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