Tag Archive: Spotlight


New iOS Tweak Brings Twitter, YouTube, App Store Searching To Spotlight [Jailbreak]

Make Spotlight even better with a simple jailbreak tweak.

Spotlight is, in my opinion, one of the most underrated features of iOS. I know so many people who don’t use it, yet I find it indispensable when it comes to searching for emails, notes, contacts, and apps I’ve hidden in a folder somewhere. And with SLightEnhancerSearch, a new tweak for jailbroken iOS devices, it’s even better.

SLightEnhancerSearch enhances Spotlight by introducing the  [Read More…]

New iOS Tweak Brings Twitter, YouTube, App Store Searching To Spotlight [Jailbreak]

Make Spotlight even better with a simple jailbreak tweak.

Spotlight is, in my opinion, one of the most underrated features of iOS. I know so many people who don’t use it, yet I find it indispensable when it comes to searching for emails, notes, contacts, and apps I’ve hidden in a folder somewhere. And with SLightEnhancerSearch, a new tweak for jailbroken iOS devices, it’s even better.

SLightEnhancerSearch enhances Spotlight by introducing the  [Read More…]

Fun Game: Grab the Spotlight in a Not-So-Public Freak Show

Every week Mac Games and More (http://www.macgamesandmore.com/blog) features a fun, casual game you can play over the weekend. This week’s game has you taking on the role of a paranormal detective and puts you in charge of solving a freakish mystery. Download it now

The Agency of Anomalies-The Last Performance (hidden objects) You’ve been approached by a winged woman looking for someone to help her. She’s part of a troupe of performers  [Read More…]

Hide Anything from Spotlight in Mac OS X with the Library Folder

Hide anything from Spotlight with the Library Folder

Though you can add anything to Spotlights Privacy list to prevent indexing of that folder or file, the obvious problem with that approach is the file or folder is shown within the Spotlight control panel in Mac OS X, making it easy for someone else to find the excluded items.

Another way to hide a file from Spotlight is to drop it in  [Read More…]

11 Must-Know Spotlight Keyboard Shortcuts

Spotlight icon Spotlight is Mac OS X’s powerful built-in search engine. Not only will it find just about any file or folder buried on your drives, but it also doubles as a fantastically quick application launcher. If you aren’t using Spotlight on a regular basis yet you really should start doing so, and with that in mind here are 11 helpful keyboard shortcuts to get the most out of Mac search  [Read More…]

[Review] SpotTweet – Tweet From SpotLight

While many of us don’t care for SpotLight or very seldom even end up looking at it, jailbreaking has been one of the ways that we have been able to increase its usefulness. There have been tweaks that make it solve math problems like a calculator similar to the Mac OS X version of SpotLight, there have been tweaks that make SpotLight capable of command lines, and now we have a new jailbreak tweak that  [Read More…]

Reindex Spotlight from the Command Line

Spotlight Spotlight is generally very good at keeping a valid index of a drives contents up to date, but if you’ve recently restored a drive or had to delete the Spotlight index for one reason or another, you may need to reindex the drive manually. This is easy from the Spotlight control panel, and can also be achieved through the command line as we’ll demonstrate. Reindexing Spotlight from the Command Line  [Read More…]

Stop Spotlight from Indexing Time Machine Backup Volumes & External Drives

Stop Spotlight from Indexing Time Machine Drives The default behavior for Spotlight is to start indexing any drive as soon as it’s connected to a Mac, a task that can take a very long time with larger volumes. The problem is that for larger external backup drives and Time Machine volumes, you don’t necessarily want it indexed by Spotlight. This is particularly true if the drive gets used on multiple machines,  [Read More…]

Rebuild the Spotlight Index

Rebuild the Spotlight Index Do you need to rebuild the entire Spotlight index on a Mac? It’s easy to do, but can take a while. Here’s how to start the reindexing process of an entire drive using the Spotlight control panel: Launch System Preferences from the ? Apple menu Click on “Spotlight” and then click on the “Privacy” tab Drag Macintosh HD (and other drives if necessary) into this window [Read More…]

[Review] Make Spotlight More Useful With Commands

Spotlight can be extremely pointless; but, no more! A good number of us don’t use Spotlight. Some of us wish that we could just get rid of it – leading to several jailbreak tweaks that disable the feature. But, now there is a way to make Spotlight on iOS more useful with a free jailbreak tweak that just landed in Cydia today called CommandSpot by iOS developer coffeejay which lets you invoke actions based on the command that you  [Read More…]