spotlight like in mac os

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spotlight like in mac os

Postby Wist on Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:17 pm

Hey,

So I switched from mac os to mint (I love it), and the only thing that I seriously miss is spotlight. Is it possible to set up a spotlight-like search function in cinnamon?

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Re: spotlight like in mac os

Postby Kikito on Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:39 pm

While certainly not the same, there are apps like Synapse or Gnome Do that have similar capabilities from what Wikipedia tells me Spotlight does. There may be a better fitting alternative, though.
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Re: spotlight like in mac os

Postby bimsebasse on Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:00 am

Synapse is great (Gnome Do too but it was discontinued long ago) but I haven't tried it in Cinnamon. It can be found in Software Manager, try it out (launch combo is/was Ctrl+Space).
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Re: spotlight like in mac os

Postby Wist on Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:43 pm

Sorry, was away for a few days. Synapse is perfect, thanks :)
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Re: spotlight like in mac os

Postby ongdenny on Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:50 am

Mac OSX Spotlight is actually Synapse + Recoll combined.

I'm looking forward for this feature too in Linux Mint. Synapse is good, but can't look into file content. Recoll can find file content, but can't be accessed with hotkeys like Synaptic. I wish Mint 16 would use something like Recoll in the search function.. It'd be fantastic! :p

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