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Adam Engst 6 comments

Do You Use It? Spotlight Sees Targeted Use for Finding Files and Launching Apps

The results of our poll asking how often people use Spotlight and what they use it for are in. While Spotlight enjoys broad usage, by far the most common features are finding files and launching apps—most of its more esoteric capabilities aren’t heavily used.

Adam Engst 1 comment

Do You Use It? Spotlight on the Mac

This week's Do You Use It? poll asks if you use Spotlight on the Mac and—given the breadth of its capabilities—what you use it for.

Glenn Fleishman 18 comments

Big Sur Makes Changes to Many Apple Apps and Basic Features

Apple unveiled macOS 11.0 Big Sur during the WWDC keynote, showing off overhauls of Messages and Maps, while improving Safari, Photos, and other apps. Mail was conspicuously absent for now.

Adam Engst 29 comments

Safari 12 Crashes Spotlight in Sierra—Here’s the Fix

TidBITS readers have reported a conflict between Safari 12 and Spotlight in macOS 10.12 Sierra, where invoking Spotlight and typing causes it to crash. Happily, there’s a simple fix.