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Change the Order of the Results

Not only can you limit the types of results Spotlight will show you, but you can also customize the order in which they are displayed. Let’s say you’re a creative type and find that most of the time you search for music, movies, and photos. By default Spotlight will display text files, Address Book contacts, and others at the top of the results list and put your items near the bottom. If you want to see the files you are most likely to want displayed first, go to the Apple menu, select System Preferences, then click on the Spotlight icon. The file categories are listed in the order they will appear in your search results. To change the order, just click-and-drag them up or down the list. From now on, the most important files will be right at the top of the list where they belong.

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