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sonictravels
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inputing text

Post by sonictravels » Wed Sep 17, 2014 5:32 pm

Hi everyone,

This is a newbie question but I've searched everywhere for an answer. I love using LB and have purchased it already and am doing plenty with it after a few weeks. The most obvious use for me, however, as far as replacing Spotlight functionality goes anyway, is to search for documents. I am unable to do this because LB will only let me type abbreviations. So when I am searching for a journal article I may or may not have saved, I want to type the author and/or the title but this seems impossible. LB freaks out cause it thinks I am trying to perform other actions by continuing to type. I hate to think I still need to use Spotlight for this but this particular task, Spotlight is good at as it will search my DevonThink package as an example. I know I can index Devonthink but that's not the point.

Can anyone suggest a workflow/way to do this with LB? Maybe I'm just confused with what I am seeing..

Thanks,
VB

urippa
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Re: inputing text

Post by urippa » Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:19 am

Easy fix. Read the help para on Spotlight search via LB http://www.obdev.at/resources/launchbar/help/, and discover that LB is an excellent front end for a Spotlight search. Viz, in the example you describe, command-space will bring up the LB Spotlight search window in which you can type to your heart's content, and then hit enter. There are several more options than that but that's the basic one. Set those preferences and their compatibility in both system and LB preference panes)

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