Chapter 3. Using Spotlight, Exposé, Spaces, and Dashboard

Mac OS X has a few additional interface features that are definitely worth mentioning that we haven't covered yet in other chapters:

  • Spotlight

  • Exposé

  • Spaces

  • Dashboard

Searching with Spotlight

Spotlight, which was introduced in Tiger (Mac OS X 10.4), is a system-wide search tool that locates any items on your computer that match your search criteria. Spotlight not only allows you to search for items on your computer, but it also allows you to save your searches by creating smart folders. Smart folders are special folders that populate themselves dynamically based on your search criteria. They even allow you to search other computers and resources on your network (provided these resources allow ...

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