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See What You Wanna See

While I might not need Spotlight to keep track of every file on my drive (see previous tip), I do want it to keep track of things like email messages and iCal events. But if I’m looking for a picture I took of my daughter Megan, for example, I don’t want to have to scroll through a list of hundreds of emails and iCal entries that are linked to her or contain her name just to find the picture. Conveniently, you can limit the file types Spotlight will display in search results. Select System Preferences from the Apple menu, click on the Spotlight icon, and then turn off the checkboxes for any items on the list of categories you don’t want to see when you perform a search. Since Spotlight has still indexed my Mail messages and iCal events, I can search them from within those applications. It just keeps things a little neater to not see them every time I do a search with Spotlight.

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