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Old Aug 14th, 2006, 03:37 PM   #1
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Any way for Spotlight to search Web browser cache?

One application I miss from Windows is Google Desktop Search, particularly its ability to search on recently visited web pages. I surf the web and want to go back and often forget where I read that piece of info that I now want. Google Desktop Search was great at finding those pages.

Spotlight does about 90% of what Google Desktop Search does. Any way to do the extra 10% - ie. search Web history?
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Cache is searched by default

Web history is just an XML file with a list of links. Web cache is already searched by Spotlight. At least on my Mac it is. I did a search the other day looking for a Logo I had created for Lightroom. I got over 10,000 hits coming from my internet cache.
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One application I miss from Windows is Google Desktop Search, particularly its ability to search on recently visited web pages. I surf the web and want to go back and often forget where I read that piece of info that I now want. Google Desktop Search was great at finding those pages.

Spotlight does about 90% of what Google Desktop Search does. Any way to do the extra 10% - ie. search Web history?
make sure under spotlight prefs you have webpages checked.
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