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Spotlight Search

January 31, 2023

Spotlight Search is a feature on Apple’s iOS and macOS operating systems that allows users to quickly search for and find files, folders, emails, contacts, calendar events, and other information on their devices. Spotlight Search is activated by pressing the Home button on an iPhone or iPad or by typing “Command + Space” on a Mac.

When Spotlight Search is activated, it displays a search bar at the top of the screen where users can type in keywords or phrases related to the information they are looking for. To find matches, spotlight Search searches the device’s file system and other data sources, such as emails, contacts, and calendar events. The results are displayed in a list, with the most relevant results appearing at the top.

Spotlight Search can also be used to launch apps, perform calculations, get sports scores or weather forecasts, or even search for the meaning of a word.

Spotlight Search can be customized to include or exclude specific folders or file types from the search results. Also, Spotlight Search can be configured to search the web and Wikipedia if the user’s device is connected to the internet.

Spotlight Search is a powerful tool that can save users a lot of time by allowing them to quickly find the information they need without having to navigate through multiple menus and folders.

Also, See: Multimodal Interface

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