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MDS (Spotlight) and Parallels

I was having an annoyance on my MBP for a while where MDS (Spotlight) would start indexing and try to hijack the machine… it was working hard and at random intervals. Then it hit me… Parallels was typically active at the same time (despite Windows being "idle" inside the VM), usually jumping to about 25-25% […]

October 12, 2007 | Computers | 1 comment

Ok, NOW I’m pissed at the OS X Finder

As of late I’ve defended the basic operation of the finder as being adequate and have promoted the use of Spotlight wherever possible to get things done. However, sometimes you just can’t get around having to work in the finder when creating and managing files from other people. Tonight I hit what I consider a […]

September 7, 2006 | Computers | 1 comment

Speedier Spotlight searches and exact matches

I just read a "hint" about spotlight for speeding up searching via Spotlight in OS X 10.4 Tiger. It seems that no matter how quickly you type that spotlight will try to make matches as you go along. The hint I read comments that you can copy and paste your search term from another location […]

October 20, 2005 | Computers | 11 comments