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dsawyer
2006-06-19, 02:01 PM
It's probably not a trivial thing to achieve, but indexing and searching of bookmarks via Spotlight would be a very good thing. As it is now (unless I've missed something somewhere), I have to synch all my OW bookmarks with Safari so Spotlight can see them.

(and apologies if this has been brought up before, but I could find no previous posts on the subject).

Cortig
2006-06-21, 07:16 PM
It's probably not a trivial thing to achieve, but indexing and searching of bookmarks via Spotlight would be a very good thing. As it is now (unless I've missed something somewhere), I have to synch all my OW bookmarks with Safari so Spotlight can see them.

(and apologies if this has been brought up before, but I could find no previous posts on the subject).


I agree. Searchable bookmarks could be nice. Searchable History too.
BTW: Quicksilver can already be used to search (and open) bookmarks and OW shortcuts :-)

Floach
2006-06-22, 06:05 AM
I agree. Searchable bookmarks could be nice. Searchable History too.
BTW: Quicksilver can already be used to search (and open) bookmarks and OW shortcuts :-)

Unfortunately, QS is no longer displaying OW site icons (or even a generic site icon) properly. I e-mailed Allan Odgaard about this (he's the author of the OW plugin for QS) and he e-mailed Nicholas Jitkoff, who's the main QS developer. As far as I know, that was the end of the correspondence, and Nicholas hasn't responded to the query.

So, while it works, you get a blank space where an icon should be. Which sucks. And I don't know that it will be fixed any time soon. :(

dsawyer
2008-11-24, 07:11 AM
Just bumping this feature request up instead of starting another thread. I'd really like to see this incorporated soon. It's getting really tedious having to sync my bookmarks to Safari to be able to search them in Spotlight.

Thanks.

dru
2009-01-19, 09:30 AM
Searchable Preferences would be great!

And support for Leopard's "live" help wouldn't hurt either.

Brian
2009-01-20, 12:58 PM
Reminder: folks that want to see things added to our apps will want to submit feedback via the Help menu item - folks from the various teams do participate on the forums, but on an as-they-can basis; if you send email, you're guaranteed to get your feedback into our development database.