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Spotlight on Sam & Dave: spotlight search tips

Spotlight on Sam & Dave: spotlight search tips

If there was ever a product that richly deserved its own chapter, it's Tiger's amazing Spotlight search feature. That's because we spend a ton of our time searching for things on our Macs. Why? Because we don't know where anything is. Ever. Take my car keys for example. You might as well take them, because I generally have no idea where they are. For some reason I can clearly remember undocumented keyboard shortcuts from Mac OS 7.1, but I have no idea where I laid my car keys last night. You know what I need? I need Spotlight outside my Mac, in my regular life. I would just type in “car keys” and it would say “in the kitchen, just to the left of the bowl of fruit,” or more likely, “they're still in the ignition.” So, how does the name of this chapter “Spotlight on Sam & Dave” fit in? Well, that's the hook from the classic oldie “Sweet Soul Music” from an artist named Arthur Conley. In the song, he “spotlights” other singers, like James Brown and Otis Redding.


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