Spotlight indexing of content for anything that creates a mess


When searching for my Mac, I get the problem that Spotlight always indexes the contents of each file, which makes it almost unusable.

This happens when you have lots of text files scattered across your HDD (s). In my case, they almost always contain the word you are looking for, such as "Photoshop".

So if I'm looking for a file called "Photoshop.dmg" and enter "photoshop" onstage, I also get tens of thousands of results, because a ton of items that appear has created or modified by Photoshop. This applies also to other general search terms.

More "smart" (smart in terms of indexing of content everythings and not only the name of the file) Spotlight became more useless, it has become for people who have to handle a lot of data, which is a shame. A captain must have a quick overview on his stuff (files), ironically, it doesn't seem to be the case with El Capitan. This problem is much older than that, older versions has also suffer from it, but I always ignored it. El Capitan has been adopted to solve the problems that yosemite is spent, I now voice this concern.

I appreciate the research of Spotlight in PDF files, text files, it is useless for me, so I would like to be able to disable that (not only for txt files, with the ability to also search emails only for their topic rather than the content referaient research as viable Mail).

The 'Privacy' in the spotlight system preferences is not an option that the files are scattered in many files and also I always want to be able to locate them with a search like Spotlight tool.

Yes, these files are needed.

I use Mac OS X (the X mind) for 10.3 and looking for our days became so paralyzed that he must go back to the old school 10.3 way: by opening a new Finder window, searching for a text, the removal of this text and in this search window, you need to press on the '+' and select "file name contains" with the actual search term or obliged to hold tools a la Sherlock.

Is not simple, easy or simple and the reason why the spotlight has been introduced: to facilitate the search of files.

Are there any shortcuts to search only the file name? Name of file for example: * name *, if so, please tell me, I could not find them (no pun intended, really).

If not, create them, many users who would appreciate.

Sometimes a user does not know that he wants a feature, so just to implement instead of saying "nobody wants / wanted this."

Thanks for reading and have a nice day.


And here! file name: * filename * now works.

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Tags: Mac OS & System Software

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