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How to move the Spotlight search bar on macOS

The Spotlight search bar opens in the center of the screen. If you’ve used Macs all your life, you’re probably used to it always being in the center. Even if you do not like it taking up that spot, you may still have learned to live with it obstructing your …

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How to open an item in Finder from Spotlight on macOS

Spotlight can find anything if it’s working right. When you search for something, you can use the up/down arrow keys to go through the results that Spotlight shows you, and when you tap the Enter/Return key, the item opens. This means that if the item you selected is a movie/video, …

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How to fix Spotlight stuck at indexing on macOS

Spotlight knows where all your files are. It’s what allows the feature to work as well as it does. When a new file is saved to your system, Spotlight indexes it. This is a process that occurs in the background when it’s just a few files. It doesn’t take long …

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How to fix Spotlight search not working on macOS

Spotlight search is possibly one of the best features on macOS. Operating systems all have a search feature but Spotlight is system search done perfectly. That said, it can break. It doesn’t happen often but sometimes, indexing problems may cause Spotlight search to stop working. This isn’t something a simple …

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How to fix Spotlight top hit prioritization on macOS

Spotlight search has always worked well on macOS. It’s not only quick to index items, it also learns user behavior quickly and refines the search results. It has suffered in performance these past years though with bugs becoming more common. If you use the feature a lot and the Spotlight …

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