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Search with Spotlight

  1. Click in the upper-right corner of the menu bar, or press Command-Space bar.
  2. Enter what you want to find. You can search for something like “apple store” or “emails from emily”.
  3. To open an item from the results list, double-click the item. Or to quickly look through the results, use the Up Arrow and Down Arrow keys.

If you use Microsoft PowerPoint on your Mac, you can save the presentations you create and open them in Keynote, Apple’s presentation app. It’s a handy feature to use in case you can’t. Jul 24, 2016  There are many different ways to quickly find and access the Downloads folder on a Mac, we’ll review some of the fastest methods to get to that folder and find your downloaded files. Additionally, we’ll show you two ways to track down downloaded files that for whatever reason didn’t show up in the Downloads folder. Apr 05, 2013 How to copy a file path in OS X. Open the document in a program and use the path menu, or by searching for the item in Spotlight followed by holding the Option and Command keys while hovering.

Search by file type or location

  • To search by file type, use the word “kind” and the file type. For example, type “kind:folders” or “kind:audio”.
  • To show the location of a file on your Mac, choose the file from the results list, then press and hold Command. The file’s location appears at the bottom of the preview. To open the file’s location, press Command-R.
  • To see all the results from your Mac in the Finder, scroll to the bottom of the results list, then double-click “Show all in Finder.”

Get definitions, calculations, and conversions

Spotlight can show you dictionary definitions, calculations, measurement conversions, and more. Find out more ways to search with Spotlight.


Here are examples of what you can do:

  • To get a definition, enter a word or phrase, then click the result in the Definition section.
  • To get a calculation, enter something like “2+2” in the search field.
  • To convert measurements, enter something like 25 lbs or “32 ft to meters”.

Find movie showtimes, weather, and nearby places

You can use Spotlight to search for movie showtimes, weather, and places near you.

Here are examples of what you can do:

  • To get showtimes, enter the name of the movie that you want to see. To see what's playing near you, enter “showtimes.”
  • To get local weather information, enter “weather.”
  • To find restaurants near you, enter something like “places to eat,” then click a result in the Maps section.

Learn more

Mac Download File Location

  • Rebuild the Spotlight index on your Mac.
  • Use Search on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Microsoft Location Finder

Spotlight features might vary by country or region.