How to Use Spotlight

Use the Spotlight feature to search for things like apps, documents, images and other files.  It's a convenient way to quickly find and open apps, files, or programs.

  1. To open Spotlight, click the magnifying glass icon in the upper-right corner of the menu bar, or press Command-Space.

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  1. Spotlight appears front and center when you open it. To search for something, type words related to it (like an app name or a word contained in a document).

  2. As you type, Spotlight autocompletes the search field with suggestions. You don't have to finish typing to open a suggested item, just type the first few letters and press "return."

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  1. Double-click a highlighted item or press Return to open it. Documents and apps open directly from the Spotlight window.

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