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by Tom Nelson

Spotlight, the built-in search tool in OS X, has undergone a dramatic upgrade with the introduction of OS X Yosemite. In the past, Spotlight was a fairly fast search tool that could find just about anything stored on your Mac, all from the confines of a little menu applet stuck in the right corner of the Mac’s menu bar.

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Screen shot © Coyote Moon, Inc.

Over time, and subsequent releases of OS X, Spotlight’s capabilities kept growing. It’s now the base application used by OS X for any type of search performed, includingsearches within the Finder, most applications, or from the desktop.

With OS X Yosemite, Spotlight has a new spot on the desktop. You can still find it in the top right corner of your Mac’s menu bar, as well as within Finder windows, but Spotlight has impressive new search capabilities that go well beyond your Mac’s file system. Spotlight now takes center stage when performing its searches.

Read more on About: Macs.

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