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LaunchBar Search in External harddrive?

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:20 am
by vikfantom
Hi, I've been wondering whether it is possible for LB to search in external harddrive as well? I would like to play music from there. However, it seems there is no setting that can turn it on in the preference. Can some body show me how to do it? or tell me whether its possibel to do it. I hard people says that quicksilver is able to do it, so I guess LB should be able to do it as well right? :idea:

Re: LaunchBar Search in External harddrive?

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:03 pm
by manfred
Sure, it is possible to index external harddrives as well. Just add an indexing rule for the desired harddrive.

Re: LaunchBar Search in External harddrive?

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:35 pm
by vikfantom
manfred wrote:Sure, it is possible to index external harddrives as well. Just add an indexing rule for the desired harddrive.


thanks for the info. However, can you show me how to add index? And where to add index? Thanks in advance for your further help. :D

Re: LaunchBar Search in External harddrive?

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:46 pm
by sjk
Indexing is documented in the built-in help: run LaunchBar > Help and type index.

Re: LaunchBar Search in External harddrive?

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:10 am
by vikfantom
sjk wrote:Indexing is documented in the built-in help: run LaunchBar > Help and type index.


thank you!! I did it!!!

However, this generate another question: Can i play music use different app than Itunes? i don't like it that it import my music from external all the time. For exmaple, if i want to play music with light-wight music play like Vox or Cog, how i can set one of these two app as defult player for playing music from launchbar? thx in advance :D

Re: LaunchBar Search in External harddrive?

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:35 am
by sjk
vikfantom wrote:Can i play music use different app than Itunes?

Maybe at least with a method described in the Sending Items section of the built-in help. There could be more efficient ways but that's one place to start. :)

Re: LaunchBar Search in External harddrive?

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:24 pm
by teedoff087
vikfantom wrote:However, this generate another question: Can i play music use different app than Itunes? i don't like it that it import my music from external all the time. For exmaple, if i want to play music with light-wight music play like Vox or Cog, how i can set one of these two app as defult player for playing music from launchbar? thx in advance :D

I'd recommend just setting Vox as your default music player from the Finder. Just find an mp3, right click, get info. Under the "open with" section, select Vox and hit "Change All." This will set Vox as the default for mp3s.

I don't find it practical to set iTunes as your default music player for the reason you described. iTunes tries to import the file again even if it's already in your library.

Re: LaunchBar Search in External harddrive?

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:29 pm
by sjk
Good idea, teedoff087.