Check the latest score for your favorite teams in Spotlight
To check the latest score and schedules for your favorite teams, search for the team's name in Spotlight, then scroll to the SPORTS category for their info.
Reset the size and location of the Spotlight window
In Spotlight, if you've resized or moved the Spotlight window, click and hold the Spotlight icon in the menu bar to reset its size and location.
See all Spotlight search results in the Finder
In Spotlight, to see all results in the Finder, scroll to the bottom of the results list, then double-click "Show all in Finder".
Move the Spotlight window
In Spotlight, to move the Spotlight window, click and hold in the search field, then drag the window to anywhere on your screen.
Get sports team info in Spotlight
In Spotlight in OS X El Capitan, type in your favorite sports team to get their latest score, standing, schedule, and more.
Quickly do currency conversions in Spotlight
In OS X Yosemite, to quickly do currency conversions, enter the currency you want to convert in Spotlight (such as "100 dollars") and the top result will show the conversion.
Exclude a folder from Spotlight searches
To exclude a folder from Spotlight searches, open System Preferences, then click Spotlight, then click Privacy and drag the folder into the list.
Move to the first item in the next category in Spotlight
In the Spotlight menu, press Command-Down Arrow to move to the first item in the next category of found items.
Show the path to an item in Spotlight
When previewing an item in the Spotlight menu, press and hold Command-Option to show the path to the item below its preview window.
Reveal an item in the Finder from the Spotlight menu
In the Spotlight menu, to reveal the selected item in the Finder, press Command-R.
Look up words using the Spotlight menu
When searching using the Spotlight menu, press Command-D to look up the definition of the word in the search field.
Open the top result in Spotlight
When searching using the Spotlight menu, to open the top result, press Return.
Search the web from the Spotlight menu
To search the web from the Spotlight menu, scroll to the bottom of the search results, then choose Search Web.
Use a keyboard shortcut to search the web from the Spotlight menu
When searching using the Spotlight menu, press Command-B to search the web for the word or phrase in the search field.
Copy items from the results list in Spotlight
In OS X Lion, when searching from the Spotlight menu, drag and drop a found item from the results list to your desktop to put a copy of it there.
Search Wikipedia from the Spotlight menu
To search Wikipedia from the Spotlight menu, scroll to the bottom of the search results, then choose Search Wikipedia.
View thumbnails of search results in the Spotlight menu
In OS X Lion, when doing a search from the Spotlight menu, hold the pointer over a search result to view the item's thumbnail.
Open multiple Spotlight search windows in the Finder
When doing a Spotlight search using File>Find in the Finder, press Command+Option+Space to open another separate search window.
Quickly search for files in the Finder by contents or by name
In the Finder, press Command-F to do a Spotlight search for the contents within files or, to search for files by name, press Shift-Command-F.
Change the order of Spotlight search results
To change the order of categories shown in Spotlight search results, choose System Preferences> Spotlight> Search Results, then drag a category in the list.
Get info on a found item in the Spotlight menu
After using the Spotlight menu to locate an item, to get info on it, select it with the arrow keys then press Command-I.
Use Spotlight to search for exact phrases in documents
In the Finder, use Spotlight to search for an exact phrase within documents by putting the phrase in quotes when doing a Spotlight search.
Go to an item's location from the Spotlight menu
Hold down the Command key while clicking on a found item in the Spotlight menu to go directly to the item in the Finder, instead of opening it.
Specify Spotlight's default seach location
To set Spotlight's default search location (search this Mac, the current folder, or the previous search location) chose Finder> Preferences> Advanced, then select an option for “When performing a search”.
Move to the first item in the previous category in Spotlight
In the Spotlight menu, press Command-Up Arrow to move to the first item in the previous category of found items.