02-06-2012, 07:05 AM
Does anybody know of any way to stop Finder from automatically executing a search before I've entered my criteria?
Here's what's happening now (which I want to stop):
I type in a term like "icon" and then Finder starts churning away filling itself with tens of thousands of files that contain that word. After a few seconds, when it decides to relinquish some control, the drop down menu appears letting me tell it to search filenames only. A few more seconds, and I can add some additional criteria like filetype and whatnot.
It gets faster with each subsequent filtration (naturally), but it's still really annoying. What I'd love to do is input all my search criteria simply, neatly, quickly at the beginning of the process
and then execute the search.
Is that possible? Natively or with an app?
Thanks in advance,
PS: 2.8GHz Core i7 Macbook Pro (late 2010), 8GB RAM, OS X 10.7.2