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3. Spotlight > The Spotlight Window

The Spotlight Window

As you may have noticed, the Spotlight menu doesn’t list every match on your hard drive. Unless you own one of those extremely rare 60-inch Apple Skyscraper Displays, there just isn’t room.

Instead, Spotlight uses some fancy behind-the-scenes analysis to calculate and display the 20 most likely matches for what you typed. But at the top of the menu, you usually see that there are many other possible matches; it says something like “Show All (423),” meaning that there are 403 other candidates.

Spotlight Window from Spotlight Menu

If the Spotlight menu—its Most Likely to Succeed list—doesn’t include what you’re looking for, click Show All (or just press Return or Enter). You’ve just opened the Spotlight window, shown in Figure 3-2.


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