Thread: "Global" search
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Originally Posted by Finlay Boo View Post
Rob's WhereInOF works of course but that you should need to install Applescript to conduct a global search is odd.
You don't need to install the script, you can do a global search by switching to the All Items perspective, then searching. If you want to say that a script makes it more convenient to do a global search, you'd find no argument here why would anyone use a script if it didn't make the task more convenient?
In most of my perspectives I hide the toolbar partly because it removes clutter but also because, in many occasions the search box is useless to me. A disclosure triangle to allow Global Search/ Search this Perspective is all that's needed.
What if you aren't in a perspective, but an ad-hoc view? I think Search this window is a more general choice.

How are you going to manipulate that disclosure triangle if you've always got the toolbar hidden, though? :-)