My Mac is broken: Spotlight example 1


Just thinking about having to find files on a Macintosh fills me with dread. Spotlight is useless for finding anything unless you know where it is already. I am in the half of the Venn diagram labelled *believes names of files and folders have meaning*. In the other half are the interface designers of [Apple’s Spotlight technology][spotlight].

Here’s a plum example of how a Spotlight window in Mac OS X 10.5.3 does an alphabetic sort-by-name of results when searching for files using *File Name* criteria.

Spotlight's notion of an alphabetical sort

I hate Spotlight. Makes me wonder what the point of all that amazing search engine technology is.


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