Searching the Internet: Sherlock

As its name implies, the Sherlock application is something of a detective, tracking down information on the Internet based on the information you provide. Sherlock is not a search engine but an application that provides a common interface to many different types of searches. With specialized categories including yellow pages and a dictionary, Sherlock can quickly become your one-stop reference tool.

Choosing a Search Channel

Sherlock packages an Internet search as an element called a channel. The default channels are listed in the toolbar at the top of the Sherlock window and in the Channels menu, as shown in Figure 3.66. Choosing a channel refreshes the screen to display the search options appropriate for that ...

Get Mac OS® X Tiger™ Unleashed now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.