Spotlight New Features

El Capitan adds several new features to Spotlight searches, including the ability to search for weather, sports information and stock prices. You can also search your own files using natural language such as 'documents I modified yesterday.' You can customize what shows up in Spotlight searches in System Preferences.

Comments: 5 Responses to “Spotlight New Features”

    chris
    4 years ago

    Hi Gary, another helpful video.. I updated to El Cap last night so this video is very timely. My search results are quite different. Ex: The “Stock Price Tesla” showed results that closely matched emails I received. The weather example only gave me the name of WeathrClp, an app I use. When I search “bears score”, again got a result that closely matched those words in an email I had received. The only things not checked in Spotlight preferences are: images, movies and fonts. any Ideas? thank you

      4 years ago

      How about the “Allow Spotlight Suggestions” at the very bottom (not in the list). Not sure why they aren’t showing up for you.

        Chris
        4 years ago

        Thanks for the fast reply. I thought it might have to do with making sure location services is on in Privacy settings, but I already permitted that. It must have to do with the way it is input. I entered “mundelein weather” and got results from my local machine. But, I entered “weather in mundelein” and I got the result you had in the video. I guess natural language still needs a bit of work, lol. Thanks again, always enjoy your emails with the tiops.

    Debibrening@gmail.com
    4 years ago

    When I hit fn twice the microphone doesn’t seem to come up. What i’m I doing wrong?

      4 years ago

      Did you check in System Preferences, Dictation and Speech? Maybe you have it turned off? Or maybe you have a different shortcut assigned.

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