MacMost Now 595: Lion Search Tokens

Performing quick by complex searches in the Finder and in Mail is easier in Lion because of the new search tokens feature. You can build queries using text, dates and file types right in the search field.

Comments: 3 Responses to “MacMost Now 595: Lion Search Tokens”

    Richard Tench
    7 years ago

    When I search in a Finder window it defaults to Name Matches. How can I change it to Name Contains?

      7 years ago

      They mean the same thing in this case. “Matches” should show you results where the file name contains that string of characters.

        Bernd Conrad
        7 years ago

        On my iMac, when I search for specific term, I get different results when searching with the default (name matches) as opposed to searching with filename contains. I would prefer the latter to be the default but have not found a way to accomplish it.

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