Searching for file names with spaces in them

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Searching for file names with spaces in them

Post by mrkwr » Tue Sep 18, 2007 7:54 pm

I'm just trialling LaunchBar, so the first thing I tried was something I do about 20 times a day with Spotlight, namely to search for files.

Many of the files I work with will have the naming format "[client] xxx", where client is one of my clients. So when I type "[client] " (note the space), Launchbar interprets the [client] part as a company name from my Address Book and the space character as an instruction to view all my contacts at that client.

How can I make Launchbar find the file instead?

(NB, I have changed the configuration so that all my files and folders are indexed)

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Post by ludwigschubert » Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:22 pm

Now I don't use LaunchBar to search for files – and I'd recommend looking at the other things it can do, too, but:

I'd recommend to ommit the space, and not even type the full [client] part either. Chances are quite high that LB will still know what you were looking for.

I hope this works for you,

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Post by norbert » Wed Sep 19, 2007 1:09 am

Exactly, omit the spaces. LaunchBar's abbreviation search algorithm will find your files anyway.

It's sufficient to enter abbreviations, just a few characters contained in the filename, preferably the initial characters of the individual words.

For example, to select a file named "[client] Steve Jobs" you might type "CLISJ"

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