Search your PC in Spotlight style! With two default skins — Blue and Graphite.
How To: No installation is needed. Simply extract to the folder Program Files / MacSearch and make the shortcut to the file MacSearch.exe in the folder StartUp.
Double click the tray icon to show the search field. The image file will be created (in 1-2 min.). Search anything. Right click onto the file name in the list to see the context menu. Right click the search window or the tray icon to get the main application menu.
Rename the application to “Spotlight”.
Edit the file “SearchByKind.txt” into main applications folder to set your search order and extensions. Try to search
To uninstall simply remove the folder MacSearch.
Notes to the version 1.4+ :
Bottom placed MacSearch (1024×768):
The request which you tape in Search Bar is always the part of some file name. If you search “by word”, type * or ? ( it equal “any name” ) in Search Bar to start of searching.
To get the z-symbol in the “Preferences” window install the font “Finderbar.ttf” (247 Kb, or see in the subfolder “Extras”) . ( z = Ctrl )
The icons of applications in the results window have not Alpha-transparency, sorry. May be, in the next release. Put the file exe.ico into the “Icons” folder to get the default exe-icon.
The picture for the “pressed state” must be so high as the taskbar and can have the custom width.
The results list of founded files can be scrolled with the mouse wheel or with the PgUp/Down keys only if the MacSearch window is active.
The “extension” for folders is dir .
The “extension” for Start Menu applications ( exe-files only ) is startmenu .
The “extension” for Top Hit is recent (it will be searched in the user’s system folder “Recent Documents”)
Additional keys in MacSearch.ini :
* UseWheel = 1 or 0 (if you have not the wheel) , default is 1
* ShowTree = 1 or 0 (use to show/hide the folders tree pane in Explorer by “Show folder”) , default is 1
* ShowToolTip = 1 or 0 (use to hide the tool tip with the file path) , default is 1
* ResizeResultsWindow = 1 or 0 , default is 1
* ShowProgramName = 1 or 0 (switch off the title of Search Bar) , default is 1
* LogRescan = 1 or 0 (logs the time of last database update in the file “Log.txt”) , default is 0
* FlatListResults = 1 or 0 (make/hide the place for icons in Results window) , default is 0
The normal CPU usage by disks rescan is 15-18%, by search — 3-4%, memory usage 4.5 Mb.
To set the custom skin make the new subfolder “MySkin” in the folder “Skins”, create and place the followed files:
To use MacSearch with Object Bar start MacSearch first and run:
b) Trigger.cmd (make the shortcut to Trigger.cmd and set “Start minimized”)
Note, that by searching of two words “win xp” the program find all file names with “win” AND “xp”:
* Windows Explorer.ico
* Windows XP-Tour.lnk
If you see in the menu “Open with…” not the full applications name, but only the name of executable file, make the shortcut in your Start Menu to this executable and give it the correct name. Example: To see “Microsoft Word” not “WINWORD” make the shortcut with the name “Microsoft Word” to the file “winword.exe”. Then update the database.
Developer : Landvermesser
Version : 1.4.3
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