Tired of searching for an app on your Mac? With one quick shortcut, you can quickly launch any app from anywhere thanks to Spotlight Search. Here’s how to use it.
The secret is Command + Space
To quickly launch an app from anywhere on your Mac, hit Command + Space on your keyboard, or you can click the little magnifying glass icon in your menu bar.
A search bar will appear in the center of your screen. This is Spotlight Search, Apple’s name due to its system-wide search technology.
In the search bar, enter the name of the app you want to launch. You’ll see all kinds of related results, but the item you’re looking for should be at the top of the list.
If the app you want to launch is the first result, hit return and the app will launch.
If it is further down the list, click the icon with your mouse or use your cursor keys to select it and press return. The app will be launched immediately. It’s so fast that once you get the hang of it, you may never use Launchpad or your Applications folder again.
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