Mac 101: Smart searching
Posted 29 November 2012 - 04:09 PM
Search "This Mac"
Kind is PDF
Created date is within last 1 week
File label is yellow
None of the following are true
Name contains temp
Name contains copy
It may not be obvious how to get File label - that's under Other, along with many dozens of other options. The best way to find an attribute is to use the search field in the Other dialog box. It's worth a scroll through, though. It's pretty amazing what you can search on.
Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:10 AM
Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:23 AM
I think we need a new search/display paradigm, which makes it much more likely that we can see the item we want in a single step, with few distracting elements. I would much rather add a few clicks and criteria to display more items, when needed, if the first search didn't show me what I want--- rather than the current system that almost always displays way too much, and requires additional clicks, menus, and criteria, to suppress display of the hundreds or thousands of files that aren't useful to me.