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Chapter 1. Mac Os X Annoyances > DON'T SEARCH WITHOUT ME

DON'T SEARCH WITHOUT ME

The Annoyance:

In Panther, the Search field in the Finder's toolbar returns results before I'm finished typing. This was pretty cool at first, but then I realized that it's an annoyance if you type the wrong character and have to backspace. Each time I backspace, the Finder keeps searching and locking up the Mac for a few seconds at time. Can't Mac OS X wait until I finish typing before it starts searching?

The Fix:

Unfortunately, if you continue to use the Search field, be prepared to be constantly annoyed: Mac OS X won't wait until you finish typing. However, if you can't stand being annoyed, ditch the Search command and use the Find command; the Find command waits until you hit Return or Enter before searching. In the Finder, just hit the -F to bring up the Find dialog, and you can search anywhere on your Mac.


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