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Eric Walch
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Advanced Searching

Post by Eric Walch » Sun May 06, 2012 10:37 am

I rarely use the advanced searching options on my mac. And it was only till today I noticed some Oolite stuff was added to it. Actually I knew it was, but never knew were to look for those options. Assuming others are as ignorant as I was, here are some tips.

- Start a search window by pressing ⌘f in the finder.
- Now select the small pul-down menu labeled 'kind' and select other...

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Doing that, browse trough all the possible options to the 'oolite' part. Check the boxes you like to add in your searches.

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The checked boxed now will be part of your default options as shown in the first picture.
- select the kind of search you want. e.g. a ship name or ship role.
- when you add your oxps in the library folder, you must also press the + symbol on the right and add a search category of system files and select to include them, so the library content is also included in searches.
- Do a search on content, not on filename. (but that should be obvious)

And voila:

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That will give you all the oxps or saved games were you were looking for. :P

(Examples were made wilt OSX 10.6)

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Post by JensAyton » Sun May 06, 2012 12:00 pm

While using specific search attributes can help you narrow down a search, OXPs and saved games will also show up in a generic content search for, say, “trader”. (The bit about setting “System files” to “are included” to find OXPs in ~/Library still applies.)

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